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 […]
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 […]
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.
Long live Mind Traffic Control! No New Year’s Resolutions or even questions this year. But as an honorary Brazilian, my new year doesn’t really start until after carnival, so now would be the time for it. However here’s a quick update. The answer to the old MTC question is now resolved for me. It’s time […]
Third in a series (#1, #2) of questions occupying my mind at the beginning of 2014. Which may (or may not) inform what I’ll be working on. 3) How can we program on tablets? I’m now a tablet user. I became a tablet owner at the end of 2012. For six months I played around […]
Giles Bowkett : This is, in my opinion, the strongest argument for seeing Unix and basic coding skills as fundamental required literacy today. As prostheses for memory and identity, computers are too useful not to use, but if you don’t know how to craft your own code which gives you a UX which matches the […]
This looks very interesting : I laughed when I first saw it, said “it’s like Emacs”. Seems Emacs is involved somehow. Also reminds me of Enso.
Excellent! Mozilla is releasing a command line library for use in web-apps.
I’ve been travelling with my trusty (but ageing) eeepc netbook this last week. There’s much to love about it but it’s starting to feel slow in comparison with my other machine. Increasingly when I use the netbook I try to get away with doing things in a ctrl-alt-f1 shell without logging in to the GUI […]
Can’t remember if I saw this before, or if I posted it, but it’s beautiful. One of my favorite business model suggestions for entrepreneurs is, find an old UNIX command that hasn’t yet been implemented on the web, and fix that. talk and finger became ICQ, LISTSERV became Yahoo! Groups, ls became (the original) Yahoo!, […]