I’ll be streaming again for about an hour every Thursday evening in November (except for American Thanksgiving) at 7pm CDT (UTC -5). This week I’ll be touring and demonstrating my newly-released library Splitflap for generating Atom and RSS feeds.
Streaming will take place on the Twitch channel is at twitch.tv/velcro_van.
Ten Fresh Cores: I bought a new 2021 Macbook Pro, and finally retired my 2015 laptop. I compiled OBS and ran a brief streaming test on Sunday, and it looks like this thing has zapped all my performance problems. So even if you just want to see how fast DrRacket starts up on an M1 Max, please join us! I feel much more enthusiastic about building up a regular streaming schedule again now that I have a computer that’s really up to the job.
The Book is a Program is a Course: A year ago I created a short, ambitious 1-month course in dual-publishing with Pollen. I’m considering running this course again, but this time tailoring it for people who have existing Pollen projects and would like some direct consulting and hands-on exercises. The agenda for each session would be driven by your projects and questions rather than planned according to a curriculum. If this is of interest to you, simply reply to this email with your thoughts (this will not commit you to anything).
Featured web publishing project: This summer, Alexis King rewrote her blog using Scribble and her own Markdown parser. Everything she does is way above my pay grade but this project seems like it might be something I could (eventually) understand. I’m growing more curious about Scribble’s model, and seeing it used outside the context of Racket documentation is helpful, and very cool.
taking the opportunity to use my new, Scribble-enabled flexibility to radically revise my blog’s very out of date About Me page pic.twitter.com/lml5J3lTeg— Alexis King (@lexi_lambda) July 17, 2021