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 […]

Browsers Accessing the Local Disk

After writing Why isn’t browser based programming or browser based IDEs more popular? – Smart Disorganized I want to emphasize and ask again. Why aren’t the browser makers offering us a way for web-apps to read and write from the local disk? I know that it’s a mega security issue. But it should be possible […]

Why isn’t browser based programming or browser based IDEs more popular?

My Quora answer : Basically because most programmers use a bunch of other tools that are local, on their hard disk. These include compilers, libraries, source control, unit-testing frameworks, CI/CD pipelines etc. etc. And browsers, because of their security model, are really bad at talking to the local disk. So, if you want to use […]


I’m late to this party. But I’m starting to look into GraphQL and realize that it’s very much speaking to many of the things I’ve been thinking about recently. A nice clean schema-first declaration of data that you care about and want to interact with. The schema representation isn’t quite as elegant as I’d ideally […]

Travel Report

So as noted previously, I went travelling without a notebook, but with a Xaomi tablet, a portable keyboard, and a copy of UserLand Linux. How did that go? Surprisingly well. Actually I ended up using another keyboard, a cheap “cover” with keyboard built in, no Bluetooth but micro-USB. And I had to get an adaptor […]

CLOjure SHell

I’ve been playing with CloSH, the Clojure Shell. And I have to say, I’m sold. If you’d like to have the full power of Clojure. And to write shell scripts that look like this : (doseq [f (expand "*jpg")     (println f)     (sh identify -format "%wx%h" (str f))     (println)) rather […]