Moss's Bloglet

About

This is the personal weblog of Moss Collum, a programmer living in Boston, MA. I used to have a description here of what I tend to blog about, but whenever I try to nail down a few main topics, I end up getting interested in something else. If you want to know what to expect, browsing the recent archives should give you some idea.

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Note that the "Bloglet" of my page title is the Perl script I use for my blogging, not the other, better known Bloglet.

Journal

What I want in a programming language, 2013 edition:

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02:10:27 PM, Friday 15 November 2013

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"If you cannot be a *quiet* quiet car passenger, please do us all a favor and move up to the front of the train, where there is still an *oasis* of available business class seating."

I love Amtrak announcements. _
09:15:09 AM, Tuesday 15 October 2013

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Here is an article written to make a lot of very young people feel old. _
07:38:08 PM, Friday 23 August 2013

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Old Corner Bookstore is owned by Historic Boston, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the places that represent the rich cultures and character of successive generations of Bostonians by investing in their rehabilitation and reuse. Currently it is being leased and reused by Chipotle. _
08:39:25 PM, Friday 9 August 2013

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So far, MacRuby looks to be a really nice platform for developing software on OS X. _
06:21:51 PM, Monday 22 April 2013

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Oops. Didn't altogether mean to post that. _
08:47:47 PM, Monday 11 February 2013

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I have one of those Tumblrs like all the children are using these days. Not totally sure where it's going. _
09:22:33 PM, Sunday 6 January 2013

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...alas, no luck. _
01:14:38 AM, Monday 31 December 2013

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Testing something... _
01:13:46 AM, Monday 31 December 2013

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On average I like Python better than Ruby. But I love the best parts of Ruby so much, and I'm so annoyed by the worst parts of Python, that Ruby ends up being my first choice whenever I'm writing something for myself. _
06:33:31 PM, Sunday 30 December 2012

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Apparently 11 days off of work just means I can spend my time programming on my own projects instead. Probably a sign that I have the right job. _
11:57:22 AM, Saturday 22 December 2012

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Opening a second tab in my terminal window. Fun times! _
06:00:00 PM, Wednesday 12 December 2012

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Hacking on a robotfindskitten clone in Ruby on the train. Fun times! _
05:59:49 PM, Wednesday 12 December 2012

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ps-ef _
07:08:07 PM, Saturday 13 October 2012

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Agile is the one programming conference I go to where the parties can compete with the ones at SF cons. Which may not seem like a very high bar, but still... _
03:33:35 AM, Tuesday 14 August 2012

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Getting ready to co-present a three hour workshop at the Agile conference! _
12:17:01 PM, Monday 13 August 2012

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It is way too hot.
That is all. _
04:52:02 PM, Saturday 4 August 2012

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If I ever actually used Quora, this would really bug me. _
08:12:55 PM, Friday 3 August 2012

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...although going to sleep also wouldn't be a terrible idea. _
10:41:58 PM, Wednesday 9 May 2012

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Splendid evening visiting with Mirabai! And now I really want to start hacking on Plover. _
10:41:45 PM, Wednesday 9 May 2012

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Not quite sure why, but Google Maps appears to think Elizabeth Island, in Spy Pond, is a restaurant of some sort? _
01:38:19 PM, Sunday 6 May 2012

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Time to do something clever! With any luck, maybe I'll even be able to drop it somewhere that I can show it off! _
08:30:38 PM, Wednesday 28 March 2012

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Broccomac! _
07:44:49 PM, Wednesday 28 March 2012

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"I hate code and I want as little of it as possible in our product." _
01:20:04 PM, Sunday 18 March 2012

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Time to build something fun! _
03:10:03 PM, Saturday 10 March 2012

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I am making a programming blog! It will be up some time this weekend! _
02:51:46 PM, Saturday 25 February 2012

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Memo to self: the blog prompt is not actually a command-line. It will not tell me how much free disk space I have. _
08:34:25 AM, Saturday 18 February 2012

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df -h _
08:33:43 AM, Saturday 18 February 2012

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Wish I knew why my computer was suddenly acting so slow and flaky. Maybe for now I'll just try rebooting. _
06:04:43 PM, Monday 13 February 2012

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Oh, hey, I stopped blogging again for a while! That's not so hot! Anyway, almost time for a tentacle party. _
09:46:56 PM, Friday 10 February 2012

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Time for sushi! _
08:58:44 PM, Tuesday 10 January 2012

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Gradle, Maven, or Ant? _
09:15:03 PM, Thursday 29 December 2011

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Experimenting with Ubuntu on a virtual machine, as a place to try out some programming stuff. Will it frustrate me as much as last time? Only time will tell! _
07:53:36 PM, Saturday 10 December 2011

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