The EARN IT Act would curtail Internet users’ speech and jeopardize their security. It would also violate the First and Fourth Amendments. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

Programming jokes are so disappointingly behind jokes in all other topics. Our humor is as rehashed as our frameworks. 😏

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.

reddit.com/r/Racket/comments/e

@cavaliertusky haven't decided yet. Figured I'd try automating a XenServer install and seeing if there was a clean way to feed in TurnKey Linux (Debian) images as a stopgap. Is one ideal for you?

@redandgreen14 , , , and hosting game nights with my wife. I generally like people and enjoy having them over, so I guess you could say event planning is a growing side passion.

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

@rachelwilson I'm actually sleuthing for a CRT by this exact approach. I have a Genesis and Atari that haven't been used since I can't stand to look at the picture on a newer TV.

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. :(

@emacsen @Shufei @emacsomancer

> What are the features of Racket (and Lisp in general) that you find this compelling?

Re: just Racket. Say you use Python, JS, and Rust. You have at least three different package control tools (e.g. pipenv, npm, cargo), at least three test libraries, and so on. Changing languages means changing ecosystems.

In Racket, you can change languages without leaving the ecosystem. Going from a markup lang to a typed lang preserves the base toolchain.

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

practicaltypography.com/why-ra

docs.racket-lang.org/

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

@sirvertalot This is a good one, and has a lot of follow-up.

My first instinct would be to install a server to host a copy of the music they want, but there's a lot in there that most people wouldn't understand or want to deal with.

I'm assuming your friend would want a web portal they don't maintain for max. convenience?

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)

@Matter @greenpete Sorry, I assumed that it would be clear from context that I'm not asking about a literal five year old. 😅

Haven't you heard of communities like r/ELI5? I'm idiomatically referring to a layperson.

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

@cwebber @emacsomancer @emacsen @Shufei

To me, a syntax must answer "yes" to one of two questions:

1. (For DSLs) Does it express specialized solutions that humans can understand?
2. (For multi-paradigm langs) Is it homoiconic?

If the answer is "no" to both questions, then I'd probably feel too limited in the host language over time. If the answer to #2 is "yes", then the syntax is probably going to look like Lisp or Rebol anyway. Once you know the benefits, it's easy to appreciate their form!

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