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 […]

Tablets for Content Creation

Source: Thread by @interstar: @msimoni @coreload I think the tablet COULD be a perfectly good device for content creation if people would just do the damned UI design wor… Another part of the thread. Manuel Simoni (@msimoni) says : But I don’t want a file system, I want Xanadu. But it should still be editable […]

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 […]

Backlinks in Cardigan Bay

People seem to be very excited about Roam Research at the moment. I’m sure it has many qualities (including a decent mobile client). But I’m slightly surprised to realize that one thing that fans seem to find very useful (and almost miraculous) is the automatic back-linking. Ie, the ability to see what pages link to […]

Android : Extended SurfaceView's onDraw() method never called

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 […]

Mind Traffic Control : Site Going Down

I’m going to close down the Mind Traffic Control site on Google App Engine. The online app has been dead for some time. While I’m very happy with my command-line version which I’m using every day. The only reason the site is still up on GAE is for any old users to export their data. […]