Once more; this time with feeling...


Oof — it's been a while. Let's get back into this, all right?


A text -> web page program (blog engine, sure) written in Common Lisp should be called "CLOG", right?

(format t "Hello, world!~%")
rain@tilde:~/clog$ sbcl --script clog.lisp
Hello, world!

We made this maze just for you:




Here's how I persistently forward localhost port 6667 to the IRC server at ~.town:

autossh -f -M 0 -- -o 'ControlPath None' -NL 6667:localhost:6667 tilde.town

This lets me use my preferred, local IRC client instead of running irssi in a tmux session in a terminal. Right now I use Adium but I may switch to erc.

Appropriated from a WordPress site called "YATB".



I asked ~vilmibm to install SBCL yesterday and, happily, he agreed. I intend to use ~.town as a means for learning Common Lisp. I've always been enamored of functional languages but never really dug into one for a "real" project -- the closest I've come is the pile of random elsip that ties my Emacs environment together. More to come in this space on this topic.

Side note: there seems to be something different about editing files and running tools on ~.town instead of my typical M/O of installing tools locally, authoring things, and then publishing them somewhere else. There's something strangely compelling about saving a file and seeing the changes immediately in a public place when I refresh my browser. I caught myself yesterday making my first steps with sbcl on my laptop and then consciously deleted all of it in favor of proceeding entirely on ~.town.




I made a page that shows who's using mosh on ~.town.

I used to create a lot of art - visual art: paintings, prints, films, sketches - in high school. Today I feel like that's something that's missing for me that I'd like to get back; I wonder if "tilde" will help me get there.

I work with computers every day but the feeling of creating somethign solid and lasting is rare. Maybe this little space will be a good place to try new things.