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Monthly Archives: January 2010
A common pattern when doing functional-style programming is to split a list into first and rest components, otherwise known as head and tail (or car and cdr in Lisp). first is the first item in the list, or nil if … Continue reading
Here’s video of the talk I did at B’More on Rails January 12, 2010. If I seem nervous, it’s because it’s the first time I’ve done something like this. The two things I will try to remember for future talks … Continue reading
Users of Lisp and Smalltalk environments are used to having some pretty powerful tools for debugging exceptions in their code. For instance, here’s the dialog I see when I try to do execute some bad code in Squeak: Ruby users … Continue reading
I’ll be speaking tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 12, at B’More on Rails. The topic will be “Confident Code”. If you’re in the Baltimore area, I’d love to see you there!
The Pidgin IRSSI Features plugin by Gary Kramlich and John Bailey contains a hard-coded “Easter Egg” which will spam all open conversation with a “Happy New Year!” message if Pidgin is running at midnight January 1st. John Bailey has confirmed … Continue reading