Category Archives: meta

Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design

I’m helping organize a new workshop, FARM, to be held in Boston this September (right after ICFP). Many readers of this blog may have already seen the announcement, but I thought it worth saying a bit more about it here, … Continue reading

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Beeminding for fun and profit

I’ve been using Beeminder (which I’ve mentioned once before) for a little over six months now. The verdict? Beeminder has changed my life. That sounds dramatic, but I’m not kidding. I am far more productive than I’ve ever been. I’m … Continue reading

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FogBugz, Beeminder, and… pure functions in the cloud?

For a number of years now, I’ve used a free personal instance of FogBugz to track everything I have to do. At any given time I have somewhere between 50-150 open tickets representing things on my to-do list, and over … Continue reading

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Minimal test case generator tool?

An interesting idea that Daniel Wagner, Vilhelm Sjöberg and I just came up with: a minimal test case generator. Here’s the idea: you have a program which exhibits error X, which you want to understand better; or perhaps you suspect … Continue reading

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I’m having a great time in Edinburgh so far! I’m currently at Heriot-Watt University for the International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages, learning some interesting things but more importantly meeting interesting people. I’m also looking forward to meeting … Continue reading

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Going on vacation

Later today I’m leaving for a two-week vacation, and I will probably have only very occasional Internet access. If at any point over the next two weeks you wonder why I {didn’t moderate your comment, didn’t put out the Haskell … Continue reading

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Hac φ roundup

By all accounts, Hac φ was a great success! 25 people attended (from as far away as Chicago, Toronto, and Utrecht) and we had a great time hanging out, eating good food, listening to some interesting talks, and, oh yes, … Continue reading

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