Friday, October 31, 2003

caffein flash

I drank too much coffee at work today, doesn't really do me good.

Lisp leads you to the toilet. If you programm in lisp you'll mostly likely use emacs, which will force you to drink coffee which dehydrates you, fills your bladder, and bladders are emptied on the toilet.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

M-x eval-buffer

my xemacs won't (load "file") and somehow claims # breaks syntax, so as a workaround i suggest: C-x s, and C-x e (load ""), that way scheme handles the evaluation and emacs can't complain.

On Lisp

by Paul Graham, which is what I am reading atm. Sadly it is out of print so your options of obtaining it are basically limited to buying a used one via ebay or flea-markets, borrow it from a library or simply stick with online version, for free.

I think it's a great book, because it delivers what the cover promises “Advanced Techniques for Common Lisp”. Though i find his usage of destructive functions a bit strange, he says one should treat them as if there were a tax on their use, but he uses them in almost every function he defines.

I found a well-preserved copy of CLtL2 for € 12.50 on ebay, but it the last minutes it went up to € 25, too high for me now :(

Monday, October 20, 2003


I signed for up the “Proseminar Benutzungsintuition und Transparenz im Semantic Web”. We had the first meeting today in which she gave us a light introduction into the semantic web.

We will have to present one topic of a givent set of topics and write paper about the same topic, which should be easy and interesting.