Tuesday, October 23, 2007

DAn McWeeney has a great post on what he calls "synthesizers" : which seem like generalist / hacker / blogger / communicator type.

Personally I think the existence of the web is pushing us all in the direction of being synthesizers.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Important statement (actually essay / braindump) on my thoughts on widgets and YASNS over on my personal blog.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mark Bernstein has a great post (and sounds like a great talk) on NeoVictorian Computing.

Wants to return software development to the personal and to making meaning.

Via Bill Seitz
Cool!

Thanks to Dave Stein I now have "programming" on my Behance Profile

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New meme : GeekWeaver is Language Oriented Programming for everyone else.
Good weekend for GeekWeaver development ... you can now pass arguments to functions that are more or less table-shaped - like this :


:f Fruits
apples,, oranges,, pears
grapefruit,, passion-fruit,, grapes
bananas,, lychees,, mangos



It's not public yet, but it will be available in the next installer.

Also, although GeekWeaver is designed to be written in an outliner, I'm close to a plain-text mode which will look something like the above.

But I have a problem which I'm still not sure of how to solve. GW has to preserve literal text. So using spaces for indentation like Python is not so easy.


abc
xyz



could mean either a node "abc" with a child "xyz" or two nodes at the same depth : "abc" and " xyz". How can we tell the two apart?

Currently my plain text parser works with code that looks like this :


* abc
** xyz



Which keeps the continuity with wiki-markup and disambiguates from


* abc
* xyz



But it's pretty ugly if you really were going to do any serious programming with it.

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks to Zby for turning me on to Behance which seems to be an interesting combination of social networking for creatives backed by a GTD-style how-to-organize methodology for disorganized creatives, and has special stationery too. Yay!

Could fall between a lot of stools, or could be the next-big-thing (more fun than Linkedin, more serious than Bebo, easier to use than degenerate art)

I do like the explicit emphasis on trying to solve the problems of disorganized people.

I don't like that "software architect" is a creative label you can attach to yourself but "programmer" isn't.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Amusing : job vacancy advertised in Twitter.

That's how evolved the coral reef is getting.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Just commented on a topic dear to the hearts of all smart, disorganized individuals over at Ward Cunningham's Vision Thing.