June 16, 2013
Looking forward to meeting everyone. I have a passion to learn and share what I have grokked. 1000 word essay of 'Perlis-isms A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. One man's constant is another man's variable; syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than 10 functions on 10 data structures If you have a procedure with ten parameters, you probably missed some. Optimization hinders evolution. To understand a program you must become both the machine and the program. The eleventh commandment was "Thou Shalt Compute" or "Thou Shalt Not Compute" - I forget which. Beware of the Turing tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy. If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
UNIX System (BSD and GNU) Programming and Administration, Networking, Security and Automation. Current languages: awk, c, ruby and shell. Currently teaching myself scheme lisp with sicp. I am also a drummer, composer and audio engineer|historian =)