A Lazy Sequence

Bookmarks for 2011

Ring 1.0.0 released

12 December 2011


Clojure's Ring, the HTTP abstraction and associated libraries, has reached 1.0.0. Great work by Mark McGranaghan, James Reeves, and the other contributors.

SQL Korma

02 November 2011


Korma is a new Clojure library for SQL from Chris Granger, who is also responsible for the popular Noir web framework. Korma looks very promising; it is a very simple, direct mapping of SQL syntax into composable primatives. In contrast to ClojureQL which is a Relational Algebra to SQL compiler, Korma looks like it should result in less surprising SQL generation.

The Call of Cthulhu

29 October 2011


The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast presents a reading of The Call of Cthulhu by Andrew Leman.

JavaScriptCore, the Webkit JS implementation

29 October 2011


A detailed look at the history and direction of JavaScriptCore, with comparisons to *Monkey from Mozilla and V8 from Chrome, from GNU Guile maintainer Andy Wingo.

Mike Mignola talks about ghost movies

21 October 2011


Adult Swim interviews Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about ghost movies and stories.

“My favorite ghost stuff is the stuff that doesn't rely on special effects. It's mood and atmosphere. There's such an amazingly small handful of those movies. Any tool is great when used well, but I think these days restraint is not something people use.”

Simple made easy

21 October 2011


Rich Hickey's Strange Loop 2011 presentation on leveraging simplicity in programming.

Using JavaScript libraries in ClojureScript

02 October 2011


A detailed article by Luke VanderHart on the various mechanisms in ClojureScript and Google Closure for using external javascript libraries in your ClojureScript projects.

Browser market pollution

28 September 2011


Paul Irish writes about the increasing problems facing web developers hoping to support Internet Explorer. This is one depressing read.

Strange Loop 2011 slides

21 September 2011


All the slides to this years Strange Loop presentations as PDFs in one github repository.


20 September 2011


Interative REPLs for a variety of languages (16 all up) in your web browser. Includes Javascript.next, Python, Scheme, Forth. Via Chris Lappe.

Where did clojure.contrib go

11 September 2011


A break down of the old clojure.contrib libs and where they exist in the new repositories.

Lego Disovery

04 September 2011


The spaceship Discovery from 2001 built with Lego.

Here be dragons

30 June 2011


Advances in problems you didnt even know you had. Short article on recent improvements to floating point to text algorithms.

Clouds and boxes

29 June 2011


Vincent Baker's index of his Clouds and Boxes RPG theory posts.

The art of Empire

27 June 2011


Short video of Christopher Moeller, creator of the Iron Empires comics, talking about painting, illustration, and comics.

Cthulhu gaming round table

20 June 2011


The Walking Eye interviews Kenneth Hite, Graham Walmsley and Monte Cook about Cthulhu RPGs.

On types

10 June 2011


Meikel Brandmeyer writes about types in Clojure.

Rich Hickey interview

09 June 2011


Creator of Clojure is interviewed by Michael Fogus (the author of The Joy of Clojure) on Peter Seibel's new “Hackademic journal” Code Quarterly.


20 April 2011


A simple cellula automata toy that plays music [flash]. Via Kottke


19 April 2011


A tool for experimenting with and creating CSS easings for transition animations.

Pulling teeth

18 April 2011


Rob Donoghue writes about how various story rewards mechanic could potentially by bolted onto D&D 4e.

What Font

10 April 2011


A bookmarklet to tell you what fonts are being used in a web page. Via Tim Kelleher.

Burning Dark Sun

10 March 2011


Conversion notes for the D&D 'Dark Sun' setting to Burning Wheel.

AtomPub is a failure

18 February 2011


One of the author's of the Atom Publishing Protocol examines the lack of adoption of APP. Via Matt who has written an AtomPub lib for Clojure.


04 February 2011


A stream processing library using arrows in Clojure.

Die geister

04 February 2011


An asynchronous processing library for Clojure inspired by F# and C#'s async API.

You should self publish

01 February 2011


The case for self-publishing books, and prognostications on the future of the book industry. Via Matt.

(defmacro ? …)

01 February 2011


Alan Malloy's debug printing macro for Clojure.

A tour of the Clojure landscape

01 February 2011


Eric Lavigne's visual map of the Clojure ecosystem and plans to make an automated directory.


01 February 2011


Mandy Brown writes about the permanence and longevity of digital content. Via Simple Bits.

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

15 January 2011


Watch the whole biographical film for free. Includes interviews with Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro, John Carpenter and others.