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Here in Hastings it’s been cold just like the rest of the country. I walked right up to the highest point in the area a few days ago and it’s still covered in snow. Here is some evidence of a cow caught on the fence: This is probably the final post of the year which […]

Borked Sheep

This sheep, it not functioning anymore.


My dad has some magical glass that he can put in front of his camera to make things sparkle! Here I borrowed the camera and applied the sparklizer to the Christmas tree!

Scheme on TV

Here’s a collection of interesting Scheme videos you can watch instead of the usual Christmas TV: http://programming-musings.org/2009/12/23/scheme-lectures-mostly The Guy Steele Designing by Accident talk on the history of Scheme is really good (download the slides first). Watch the Gerald Sussman one too (it’s short!). Also, who doesn’t want to know the value of ((call/cc call/cc) […]

Using SLIME with Chicken Scheme

Common Lisp programmers are blessed with the awesome SLIME development environment for Emacs; but sadly Schemers have nothing comparable. There are a few SLIME backends for various Schemes around, in varying states of completeness, but as far as I can tell none for my Scheme implementation of choice: Chicken Scheme. Therefore I present swank-chicken: a […]

Confused Amazon recommendation

There’s probably some deep connection I’m missing.

Abingdon, Oxford

Today is my activity day so I diligently headed off on the next part of my Thames Path adventure from Culham to Oxford. Culham, if you remember, was where I had to be evacuated from by taxi after the unexpected coming of darkness a few weeks ago. It turns out Culham is the site of […]

A new toy

I have a new toy! It’s a tiny computer. Specifically a BeagleBoard-xM. Here it is next to a pen for comparison: Inside is a TI OMAP3530 SoC containing an ARM Cortex A8 core, TI C64x DSP, and a PowerVR GPU. As well as 512MB RAM and 256MB NAND flash. It supports tons of peripherals including […]

xcowsay 1.3

Out of the barn and on to the interwebs: here it comes! xcowsay 1.3! This version is another minor upgrade to xcowsay with the following changes: A number of small bug fixes in xcowsay itself and the configure script. Setting –time=0 now means the cow is displayed until clicked. If the text is so wide […]

Goring to Culham

I walked along the next bit of the Thames Path today, slowly making my way towards Oxford. Today’s segment was between Goring and Culham. It was quite pretty with autumn trees and quaint villages, but it did rain a bit. I didn’t manage to take many good pictures, but here’s one of some ill-looking berries: […]