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Thank You Theri DeJoode and @groomformen

Thank you Theri DeJoode and @groomformen for a delightful Thursday. It was fun and you did wonderful work.

(use-package smartparens-config :ensure smartparens)

If you utilize use-package to install smartparens and require smartparens-config then do it like this: (use-package smartparens-config :ensure smartparens) This week I migrated to use-package and configured it incorrectly with something like this: (use-package smartparens :ensure t :config (require ‘smartparens-config)) Big giveaway: single-quote and backtick don’t work correctly in strict mode! There are a lot […]

A FORTH on a TV Dream Machine

The desire to build my own personal computer has been growing. My requirements are non-existent. That has never stopped anyone before, right? Not going down to the silicon, it seemed the making it inexpensive and FORTH driven would be the best approach. Using nothing more than a television and a keyboard also seemed like a […]

VIM is a Perfect Configuration of EMACS

VIM is a perfect configuration of EMACS that has replaced Elisp with Vimscript and heavily utilizes transient keymaps and/or Hydras.

Cost For Building a FORTH Based Personal Computer?

How much would it cost to build a personal computer using a TI Launchpad and eForth? It would need to output over HDMI and accept a USB keyboard. FAT32 for storage would make it easier to manage, too. It is not this simple.

The Purpose of EMACS

The purpose of EMACS is to provide an environment for the unlimited expression of your creativity in which you can revel in the definition of as many boundaries as you wish, and then exceed them, repeatedly.

For Sale: Symbolics MacIvory

Are you the only kid who learned about artificial intelligence in the 80s from the film WarGames? Probably not. Would you like to play a game, though? You still can. Pick up a piece of history here. Very very cool. Consciousness expanding when you realize that this dev tech was around in the 80s, long […]

Who ever got fired for compiling code?

Q. How do you fix a memory corruption in S-PLUS? A. Use R. The IBM AS/400 is an application-platform consisting of custom hardware, an operating system, and database. It is a quite interesting system giving you literally everything that you need to develop a custom computing environment for a company immediately “out of the box”. […]


Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren’t there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to […]

Phosphor Green Color Scheme

With nostalgia apparently in full-effect tonight, here is another post with the retro-green-color-scheme for our enjoyment: