The Free Software Foundation #1

I’ve been answering a couple of questions about the Free Software Foundation on Quora, recently. Here’s the latest. Should social (software) freedoms as espoused by the Free software Foundation trump technical superiority as implied by the Open Source development paradigm? Yes. The political message of the Free Software Movement is much bigger and more important […]

The Great Software Stagnation

Jonathan Edwards is one of those people I both profoundly agree with and profoundly disagree with. In his new year essay The Great Software Stagnation he again complains about the way the computer science field seems to be running out of new ideas. I agree wholeheartedly with his frustration. And, sure, with a few bright […]

A Test of Mind Traffic Control

Today I managed to screw up my todo.txt file that I use with Mind Traffic Control. I had to recreate it from some backups that weren’t quite as up-to-date as I needed them to be. And I got a lot of duplication in the file. And obviously items that had been done are now back […]

Fixing the Lower-Case Mistake

After writing The Lower-Case Mistake this morning, that basically convinced me that I had to move back to having CamelCase file-names for Cardigan Bay.So … a burst of activity this afternoon, and the automatic lower-casing of file-names is gone.If you create a page called HelloWorld, it will be in a file called HelloWorld.mdThe GitHub / […]

Command line HTTP apps.

I just rediscovered a question I wrote on Stack Exchange. I can’t remember much about the context, but the idea is to have an ordinary “web server” application accessed through http, but simply sending plain-text backwards and forwards to a command-line based client. command line – Is there a “terminal” style program that talks to […]

Cardigan-Bay Early 0.0.3

Cardigan Bay development is slow, but continuing. It’s starting to look a bit more respectable (I’m so NOT a CSS programmer, but I have to do something) Get the latest : Release Cardigan-Bay Early 0.0.3 · interstar/cardigan-bay This release is largely just bug fixes and cleaning up the UI etc. But that makes a massive […]

Carp: A statically typed Lisp, without a GC, for real-time applications.

This looks rather good. Carp: A statically typed lisp, without a GC, for real-time applications. It is what it says. It’s a Lisp, with some inspiration from Clojure in terms of syntax, that’s designed for writing fast native code like games and … (w00t!) audio applications. Etc. It actually compiles into C. It takes some […]