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The unquantified self #24

July 17, 2022

I just finished watching Sense8 (Seasons 1 and 2). It is a great TV show that I highly recommend. I’m now looking for the next serie that will be as entertaining as this one. For the moment, I’m watching 3%.

I’m fiddling with Lisp and Scheme when I have some free time. Of course, I’m using Neovim for editing Lisp code and I yet have to write a blog post about that, but I don’t miss Emacs. Trust me, Neovim is quite a decent editor for Lisp code by any standards. Meanwhile, I’m reading or re-reading some good books on Lisp, and even flame wars on Hacker News from time to time. My idea remains the same: doing everything I used to perform in R or Stata with Lisp or Scheme. This may eventually take a decade or two, most probably.

I’m on vacation for the whole month of July but I need to rest. I don’t waste my time though since I spend a good part of my days traveling or cooking. Some ideas of appetizers below:

I also managed to get back to reading books more regularly than at the beginning of the year. I still don’t read enough in my opinion but I’m trying to correct that so that I can have decent statistics by the end of the year. One of my recent discoveries amazed me for a few days (I always need more time to absorb poetry than novels or essays):

Je suis cassée comme un automate
à la jambe fendue avance,
en grinçant, sur une seule patte.
Quoi qu’il en soit,
il continue. On le croirait ivre.
De son dos, il a su arracher la clé ;
il n’a plus besoin, c’est fini, d’être remonté.

— Cécile Coulon, Les ronces

I also have some books to review in some future posts, including Successful Lisp, Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming, or Quickstart Molecular Biology. And a long list of TODOs to cleanup at some point…

♪ Arlo Parks • Too Good

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