@11011110 It comes a shock to me also. Godfried was a mentor to me when I was a student at McGill and later. He'll be missed.

@loke @clacke @veer66
I think scheme basically works fine without symbols, so its not just homoiconicity

@azure I've been meaning to check out EoPL. I've been teaching (sortof) from "Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation" for yonks, I think they have roughly the same "let's write interpreters approach". OTOH PLAI is free, so that's nice for students.

@ColinTheMathmo I feel like RANCID needs to be backronymed in this context.

Dear ccv-cvc.ca;

I'm logged in with a password and username. Why are you making me complete a reCaptcha to prove I'm not a robot? If the bots have my passwords, I think we have bigger problems.

It's so easy to spend fifteen minutes doing nothing important, but very hard to spend fifteen minutes doing nothing.

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@mattskala that bacon looks suspiciously like anchovies. 🤔

@sir Do you happen to know if there is a public version control repo?

Automatic propagation of configuration is a great way to discover that my computers differ in important ways, or how I ended up with no /etc/resolv.conf.

"Price Change
Ticket price changed from C$1,545.17 to C$2,367.17. Because prices change often, we recommend booking now to lock in this price.". Uh, no. Good try though!

@blitz just regular RE. the IRE was cancelled, leading many people to get angry, as the name suggests.

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A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.

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