Category Archives: meta

New baby, and Haskell Alphabet

My wife and I just had a baby! If you missed seeing me at ICFP, this is why. In honor of my son’s birth (he will need to learn the alphabet and Haskell soon)—and at the instigation of Kenny Foner—I … Continue reading

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Submit to the Workshop on Type-Driven Development!

This year I am the co-chair (with Sam Lindley) of the Workshop on Type-Driven Development, affectionately known as TyDe1. The workshop will be co-located with ICFP in Oxford, and is devoted to the use of “static type information…used effectively in … Continue reading

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Deep work and email habits: a followup

About six months ago I wrote a post about some new work habits I adopted, inspired by Cal Newport’s blog and by his book, Deep Work. First, I began scheduling blocks of “deep work” time during the week, when I … Continue reading

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Meeting people at ICFP in Nara

In less than 24 hours I’m getting on a plane to Japan (well, technically, Dallas, but I’ll get to Japan eventually). As I did last year, I’m making an open offer here: leave a comment on this post, and I … Continue reading

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Deep work and email habits

Lately I have been enjoying Cal Newport’s writing on work, and particularly his new book Deep Work which I am in the middle of reading (definitely recommended). His basic thesis is about the power of sustained, focused, distraction-free work on … Continue reading

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In praise of Beeminder

In January 2013, I wrote a post explaining my use of Beeminder, after using it for six months. Well, I’ve now been using it continuously for almost four years! It has become such an integral part of my life and … Continue reading

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CCSC-Midsouth conference and programming contest

I’m in Memphis (again!) this weekend attending the 2016 CCSC Midsouth Regional Conference, which also has a student programming contest attached. I’m very proud of the two teams from Hendrix, who placed first and fifth out of 17 teams. This … Continue reading

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