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I program for a living, mostly in these days. I love and the system and have biases towards . I'm currently trying to use scheme more often to better understand this wonderful . My day job mostly involves hacking on proprietary software and .

Other hobbies revolve around , , and travel. I'm especially obsessed with .

I live in , I'm a proud father of three, and I enjoy being a dad.

I program for a living, mostly in these days. I love and the system and have biases towards . I'm currently trying to use scheme more often to better understand this wonderful . My day job mostly involves hacking on proprietary software and .

Other hobbies revolve around , , and travel. I'm especially obsessed with .

I live in , I'm a proud father of three, and I enjoy being a dad.

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RT @BrentToderian@twitter.com

Whatever artistic or cultural statement organizers of #BurningMan planned to make this year will never be as important as the statement inadvertently made when all those people in the desert tried to drive home.

The most powerful cultural force in North America —car dependency.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BrentToderian/stat

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Hermetic builds, reproducible builds, software bill of materials (SBOM): the NSA recommends Guix.
nsa.gov/Press-Room/News-Highli

OK I’m kidding, but Guix certainly ticks important boxes under “Recommendations (advanced)”.

#SupplyChainSecurity #infosec

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OMG! I'm so excited to announce that through my work at @spritelyinst we've published A Scheme Primer: spritely.institute/news/the-sp
Direct link: spritely.institute/static/pape

This document manages to serve two purposes:
- As a quick skim, it's a reasonable intro to "how to start programming with Scheme with no prior experience". Hey, tutorials are useful!
- But also, in less than 30 pages we manage to compress a TON of computer science ideas in a way that I think is really, really approachable.

The document ends with a code example, and full walkthrough, of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme... in a mere 30 lines of code! It's like 3/4 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs compressed into a document you could read in an afternoon!

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ActivityPub Overview updated. I added GNUsocial and a cc by-sa license. 🙂

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Gratulerer med arbeidernes dag, 1. mai! 🇳🇴

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you can't be greedy when you harvest ramps. they grow so slowly that over harvesting is a serious concern. each plant only grows 2 leaves for a brief moment in the spring. I snip the smaller leaf and never dig up the whole plant. the harvest is small but it's a real treat.

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Excellent discussion of how REPL programming enables you to write code incrementally, going beyond what you can do with e.g. ipython or ghci.

mikelevins.github.io/posts/202

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Today it's been 10 years since the first #GNU #Guix commit! 🎂

Some of the 600+ people who made it possible wrote their story:

👉 guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2022/10-y

🎉 🥳 👏 #FreeSoftware #Guix10Years

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osm.el in #Emacs is wonderful, snappier and more convenient than GNOME Maps.

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Building Guix System images for Windows/WSL! No joke!
issues.guix.gnu.org/53912

Admittedly I’m unlikely to use it, unless it works under Wine and I get really desperate.

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Looks like this whole #log4j debacle is going to be hard to address due to Java practices consisting in shipping binaries (jars) of unknown provenance.

Glad the one in #Guix is built from source, and now fixed:
git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix

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Every time I get on IRC I get warm fuzzies.

First impression of guix shell: Awesome!

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I know that email fatigue set in about two decades ago, but allow me my Unpopular Opinion: #email is good! How many of our over-abundance of comms tools today could be reduced to disciplined use of email?

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A gentle choose-your-own-adventure story by Celine Nguyen about mushroom foraging, the weight of Indigenous history, and sustaining online community.

What happens when an online forum absorbs you into greater intimacy with nature and digital connection? two.compost.digital/logging-of

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@ByronCinNZ It's my impression that FOSS (not mere OSS) needs to be seen as 'crucial (digital) infrastructure' by our government. The same way that roads, water systems, the electrical grid, and many other things are. They should be funded similarly. I'd love to find some folks in government who are both equipped to handle this sort of info, and have the power to influence policy. So far I haven't.

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