This has just resolved something I’ve been beating my head against the wall over for the last several days. Source: android – Extended SurfaceView’s onDraw() method never called – Stack Overflow WHY? Android? Why are you so convoluted and perverse? So … yeah … subclass the SurfaceView class … and you’d expect to be able […]
Another Quora answer I should be moving here : Phil Jones’s answer to How would you design the perfect programming language? Well, the obvious way you’d approach it, is start with a reasonable knowledge of using other languages to get a sense for their strengths and weaknesses. And start with some good role models. […]
On Quora I asked a question : https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-good-tools-to-help-reverse-engineer-obscure-binary-file-formats What tools are there to help reverse engineer obscure binary file formats? So far the answers aren’t particularly informative. Basically hex editors. But I feel there must be something more. Here’s a comment I replied to someone there : Well, if I try to imagine “something better”, […]
OK, it’s 2019 Finally time to upgrade to Python3 for all my Python projects. In particular that means ThoughtStorms wiki and Project ThoughtStorms If you are using either the project or the thoughtstorms library then be prepared that they will all be moving to Python3 in the near future. Given that Python2 is going to […]
Possibly The Scheme Shell will be my third Lisp (after Clojure and Racket). I need to do some more shell-scripting. And a Scheme for shell scripting sounds perfect.
Facebook’s embrace of Chatbots in Messenger is their most audacious move yet to enclose what was once thought of as “the internet” within their private platform. More on ThoughtStorms:ChatBots
I’m starting to immerse myself more in the Racket world these days. And recently, I’ve had more troubles with my server and WordPress blogs. So I’m looking into Greg Hendershott‘s Frog (Frozen Blog) to see if this would be useful. I’m thinking of porting some of my lower-traffic, not very visually sophisticated, blogs to it. […]
Ideal Node.js hosting service Here’s the URL of a GIT repo, containing a Node app. Run it with forever. I want to be able to do a tail -f on the log so I can see what’s going on. And to view its file system, perhaps through a browser-based JS app. I think that’s about […]
A preview of Dave Winer’s new blogging system : 1999.io Video demo of 1999.io
Very interesting (and inspiring) to get an insight into the visions of the people behind Racket.