On the go
AI, C/C++, Coding, Java, Life, Linux, Lisp, Reading, School, Server
So, what have I got on the go?
- School: Last semester, just two classes, but they are looking like they’ll be delicious and meaty
- CS 411: Compiler design: We build a java compiler
- CS 415: We build an operating system, fun times with C!
- …actually, I’m also taking spanish!
- “Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp” by Peter Norvig. I got this for christmas and have started to work through it. I’m really excited about getting further into it. In the middle of it I’ll be implementing prolog in Lisp and the in the latter half I’ll be working on a natural language processor! Not to mention tons of other stuff, this book is huge and dense.
- BattleCode 2010 has just started so my team and I are just about to start digging into that. Lots of AI coding to be done there.
- Peter Michaux’s Scheme from Scratch. I stumbled upon this from Hacker News. This fellow wants to write his own scheme to scratch a mental itch, and he’s blogging each step and posting the code as well. I think it looks like a great amount of fun and that I too have that mental itch, so I’m following along, using his blog as a guide and looking at his code as well when I get stuck, but doing my best to do it myself.
- The great mindstab.net migration to the cloud! Yes, setting up an entirely new server and migrating years of site history and email etc can take a lot of work.
So yeah, I have an insane amount of work on my plate, but I couldn’t be more excited! All of it is thrilling and amazing!
Also, if I haven’t mentioned it before, the dynamic duo of Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge of Lug Radio fame are back with a new podcast Shot of Jaq! It’s fun. Really, those two Brits have been the source of the only podcast’s I’ve ever listened to. They are a great source of both Linux and British in my weekly diet.
But now I’m stoked to just find out that Ximian/Linux rockstar coder Nat Friedman and Tomboy creator and a rock star in his own right Alex Graveley have started a brand new podcast Hacker Medley that is the first new podcast that I’m actually quite excited to try out.
Finally, I’m reading “Pattern Recognition” by William Gibson in my spare time (read: on the bus) and finding it pleasant.