Miscellaneous this and that
Since my brain injury (which I’ve since learned can be called an “ABI” or “acquired brain injury”) I’ve noticed that I have trouble focusing on programming tasks; I’m able to do what I need to do for work and family but, when it comes time for hobby projects I’m just gloop. Totally oozy.
Because of that I’ve been drawn to do more reading and game playing, but also still wanna code…I’ve found that it is easier to use more “batteries included” kinda languages, namely scheme, over what I’d normally gravitate towards, like Forth.
This has lead me to some interesting thoughts of the “accessibility” of programming languages.
I’ve been reading a lot. As of today, I’m 34 books deep into this year. I’m really pleased with my choice to revive my reading habit. I’ve read a smattering of fiction, new-to-me, and re-reads, as well as a number of nonfiction books — mostly programming books.
Maybe I’ll do a round up post at the end of the year? In the meantime some standouts include:
- The entire Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, especially Record of a Spaceborn Few
- This is how you Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
- Circe by Madeline Miller (the audiobook for this is phenomenal! One of the best I’ve ever listened to)
My VPS suffered a wonderfully catastrophic failure during an upgrade, you may notice some of my web presence is currently down while I re-configure some things over the next few…weeks?
Blog will keep trucking, though!
Some recent discoveries
- strse, an incredible string DSL for scheme
- ~dozens gives a tour of ed, the standard editor
- a totally feature complete “ECS,” entity component system, for lua, and some more on entity component systems
- 4-Die Chess: A New Kind of Chess, from Erin Bern
- A Zen Guide to Paper and Pen Games
- keeping the theme alive, hexapawn
- A nice overview on the accessibility of QR codes