Get ready, nobody … major updates are coming to bionicbrian.com. ;)
Posted December 29, 2014 | ∞ |
Kind of obsessed with Lisp at the moment. Reading “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” now and I’m about to start “Land of Lisp”.
Like many that study Lisp, I think, I’m learning Lisp no so much to know Lisp better but to know programming better, in general. Though Lisp is lovely.
Wow! XOXO Fest is amazing. Really excellent talks. I’ve only watched a couple but I am inspired.
2014 is going to be a great year for me and my family — I am going to make it great.
I hate everything and everyone right now. Not forever. Just for right now.
I keep signing up for courses on Coursera, trying them out for about a week and then giving up.
I’ve tried Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications and Algorithms: Design and Analysis (x 2). Way too hard for me. I think I am not as smart as I think I am. ;)
I think I need to start with something a little more basic and work my way up. Algebra maybe?
A good day programming today
Ok. Got my blog back, mostly.
Some months ago my site was compromised because I stupidly left an ftp config file up on GitHub in a public repo and I exposed my username and password. Someone saw it and took advantage of it (I can’t even say my site was hacked because I essentially gave out the login info). But whoever it was seemed to only want to point out the stupidity of my mistake because they made minor edits to tease me: Like changing my name to “Brian Schmoore”. Haha. It was funny but highlighted my stupidity and my neglect of my site.
I was hosted with TextDrive when it was acquired by Joyent and I moved over to shared hosting there. But Joyent moved away from hosting into I-don’t-even-know-what “cloud”. Toward the end there my credit card expired and I was never sent an email to update it and my stuff was never taken down. I felt like I was on a server they forgot about. Cheap but unreliable. Was time to move anyway.
Now I’m on BlueHost which seems pretty solid. They’re cheap, they have the basics (and Ruby 1.9), and I just really want a few MySQL databases and PHP to host straightforward sites.
I think the only thing I screwed up on was that I exported only my posts from my old WordPress database and not comments and other meta data tables. Ugh. Stupid, again. But oh well.
I’m back online and looking forward to catching up here. Last post was November of last year and a lot has happened since then.