Jim Cheung

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

because of emacs, start reading some lisp books (I tried before, but failed), and start liking it.

the book I read is Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation, it explains the concepts very well and i'm really enjoy reading it.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Functional PHP is a nice library for some functional implementation.

teahour.fm is a chinese podcast (I found it when searching for common lisp stuffs), topics are pretty technical, I wish Hong Kong has one like this.

DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014: Field API is dead. Long live Entity Field API! , a presentation about Drupal 8 internal, I think it's good thing, but it feels java.

I'm done with my emacs settings, I got things I want to have and editing as fast as vim. But when working in big projects, netbeans is still better than it.

Friday, November 07, 2014

This is a good episode: Software Engineering Radio #84, Dick Gabriel on Lisp. Guest's website has many articles about lisp too.

On Lisp is one of lisp classic. The best format I found for kindle is here, convert to mobi with amazon's kindlegen.

Monday, November 10, 2014

found another nice podcast: Illegal Argument

finished Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation, start reading Practical Common Lisp

github trending is a good place to check modern common lisp projects.

Armed Bear Common Lisp is a lisp implementation on jvm. supports down to jdk 1.5.

working on Common Lisp Koans tests, so far You are now 24/183 koans and 5/27 lessons closer to reaching enlightenment

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

it's suprising how quickly my fingers feel pain after using emacs for just couple weeks. emacs causes RSI is not unusual.

what i do is start using mouse more, and map combinations that freequently used to single key-stroke prefix, re-enable toolbar where i can save by a single click.

Practical Common Lisp is a good book. but i feel lucky that i read Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation before it, those cons cell boxes are so easy to understand.

two amazing videos show the power of emacs: Multiple-cursors, swank-js

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