Welcome to Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is my new wiki-engine written in Clojure / ClojureScript. I’ve been working on it for about three months, and it’s a long way from finished, but now interesting enough for people to start playing with (and hopefully giving me some feedback on). The goal is for this to be the new engine behind …

Travelling without a laptop

Why, yes. This is, indeed, OWL running on the PocketCHIP. Here’s the story. I spent 12 days recently, travelling in the south of Brazil and Uruguay border. And I decided, as an experiment, to see if I could live without my laptop. I wasn’t meant to be working, but I always like to keep some …

Killing my vibe

qzhuyan responds to me tweeting Emacs on PocketCHIP. Emacs on pocketchip! Nice man! Then one can have portable org mode! https://t.co/ohzeegFQtD — qzhuyan (@qzhuyan) August 11, 2016 Which is, er, very true. And wonderful. But this haunts me continuously, as I explore the Mind Traffic Geometry of tools that support me tracking tasks and outlining …

Things Are Evolving

A burst of development energy in a number of directions recently. And things are starting to self-organize towards the new ecosystem. Today’s exciting news : OWL makes a very nice desktop app, thanks to Electron. Here’s the github repo. I’ll be doing more testing, compiling, packaging this shortly. So that even non-geeks can play with …

Conceptual Refactoring : Project GeekWeaver

A few years ago I looked at some of the programs I was writing, both for public release and libraries / scripts for internal consumption, and realized that even I was confused. I needed a new map to understand what I was doing. Hence I came up with Project ThoughtStorms. A quick and dirty overview …

OWLdroid fixed, thanks to BTSync

Good news. The latest version of BTSync actually lets me specify which folder on my Android tablet I want to sync. That means I can explicitly tell it to sync. the OWL directory that OWLdroid uses by default. (Somewhere between updates of Android and BTSync last year, this facility got lost.) So it’s looking like …

A Question for Dave Winer

So, Dave has a nice template for showing essay-length writing. And naturally, the way things are evolving in 2015, it’s a “single-page web-app” which can pull in the actual content from another URL. Of course, I’d like to write essays using an outliner. And I’m using OWL which is really just the Concord editor that …

Welcome to 2015 (part 2)

Bloody hell! I just wrote a blog post and WordPress lost it. Grrrr … The short resume was : – yes, I’m late (Feb) continuing my “Welcome to 2015” blog posts. – last year I got the functional programming bug. Haskell is pretty damned good, but I’ve fallen for Clojure because a) dynamic types, b) …