I wrote a new functional reactive-y interface for Racket to help manage state. sagegerard.com/kinda-ferpy-int

It's not the first of it's kind, but it's one of the more convenient.

Email is good and nice and you should use it. 

I've been excited to share one of my FOSS projects but haven't had a chance to slow down enough to talk about it until now.

Polyglot is a website construction tool that lets you use any language for humans or computers, between or within pages. It is more powerful than Webpack, and leverages the powers of the Racket language.


If I make a bootable drive that installs a server OS with your selection of services to start on boot, would any of you support it?

Think Ninite, but for making instant homelabs.

some malaphors I think about:

-we'll burn that bridge when we get to it
-if you can't stand the bull, get out of the china shop
-where there's smoke, there's mirrors
-fool me once, shame on you; teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life
-come back to haunt you in the ass
-lets not beat around the dead horse
-beauty is in the eye of the tiger
-burning daylight at both ends
-apples to apples, dust to dust
-a stone in the hand is worth two birds in the bush

Buying Christmas gift for mom. She wants a TV. Trying to find a <2 year old TV that doesn't spy on her viewing habits is hard. :(

I have seen the light of Lisp. There is no code but #Lisp and #Racket is its earthly consummation.



Between DrRacket and Scribble, I am quite transfigured. The yak is clean shaved. This is everything I’ve ever wanted in a programming language but never known. It’s a little like love. 💕

Thanks, @emacsomancer

Reposting since not everyone picked up on the intended "explain like I'm five" idiom when they saw "five year old": What would you do to convince a sufficiently informed yet technically naive layperson that using FOSS is a moral good? (Compared to using Facebook, et al)

Got the number of the beast in a git push, and I wasn't trying to do so. Superstition would haunt me.

Was approached by a gym member who wanted my phone # to send me MLM stuff. Of all the (horrible) things I could say about MLM, turning people into pop-up ads that work offline is at the top of the list.

Genuine question: If you run a Mastodon instance on a cloud provider like AWS, doesn't that defeat the purpose?

I'd like to repurpose a desktop tower to practice use of bare metal hypervisors. What FOSS hypervisor do you suggest I use?

Dear Residents! we are excited to announce our new partnership with door.me! There will be a $2 service fee every time your door.me door is opened.

FOSS has been my repentance for years of writing amoral software for companies. I wondered if I would feel better about my career if it was at risk the whole time. I wrote a little bit about that here: sagegerard.com/regulate-me.htm

Someone used my web authoring tool to make their blog! So excited! xy2.dev/racket-blog.html

I found two tools that replaced Evernote, MyFitnessPal and Google Calendar: A journal and a pen.

I know, I know, there's no cloud sync. But a journal covers every situation I care about. I don't need a bunch of accounts, it's as secure as its hiding place, no corporate entity is trying to track it, and you just can't beat that open-and-shut UX.

I know naming things is hard, but if I see one more folder called "utils" I'm renaming it to "junk-drawer" until someone organizes the contents.

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Just joined from mastodon.social in search fore more relevant community. Daily and user. Doing some software development and automation with . Many other stuff is part of my daily life like

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