Patrick (patrickwonders) wrote,
Patrick
patrickwonders

Excerpts from my website...

Twin Cities Lisp Group Starting Up
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(defmeeting tc-lisp
    "Twin Cities Lisp Group Inaugural Meeting"
  :date '(9 June 2009)
  :time '((6 :pm) . (8 :pm)) 
  :venue "Common Roots Cafe"
  :address "Corner of 26th and Lyndale in Minneapolis, MN")

Complete details on Robert Goldman’s page. Here is an introduction to the first talk (by John Maraist): NST: A Unit [...]


05/09/2009 11:57 PM

Move over UML, I Have SQL
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I have been trying to nail down a design for a sizable software project. I know how I want the system to behave. I just hadn’t nailed down a good API or internal structure for it yet. I knew that I was going to have to track multiple versions of uniquely identifiable data with [...]


05/08/2009 03:29 PM
What is Your Coding Style?
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In cleaning out some directories, I stumbled upon a draft of a document that I wrote three and a half years ago. That document describes my programming style. What the document says is mostly out of date. I hadn’t even used Perl or Lisp to any great extent at that time. But, here [...]


05/07/2009 03:05 PM
Programming When Clarity Counts
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In my previous post, I wrote some code in Perl because I wanted the code to be clear and obvious. Wait? What? Who uses Perl when they want clarity? Perl I admit: I was surprised myself. Seriously, I tried several other languages first. Let’s just focus on the first loop [...]

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  2. How to Make a Weighted Random Choice Today seemed like a dull day at the keyboard. I...



05/06/2009 12:10 AM
How to Make a Weighted Random Choice
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Today seemed like a dull day at the keyboard. I beat my head against Objective C a lot. And, I implemented a weighted random choice which I have done a thousand times before. Dull, right? I needed a weighted random choice in two different places, and I implemented it differently in each place. [...]

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  1. Programming When Clarity Counts In my previous post, I wrote some code in Perl...



05/05/2009 11:27 PM
Tags: code, lisp, math, sql, tc-lisp
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