Sunday, June 12, 2005

Still alive

I'm still alive out here.

I'm sick of politics and the media. I don't think I'm going to write much about that. Maybe meta-observations only. I think the media is spinning us up all the time for their own purposes and writing about that is serving their purpose. I wish people, including bloggers, would show responsibility and just ignore those things that are unhealthy or bad for our society. There's so much to be done and so little time for purposeless outrage.

I'm trying to learn Haskell. I wasn't happy with Scheme. I just wasn't pleased with the balkanization of the Scheme community, how software has to be ported to implementations. I'm concerned that Haskell has some of that also, but I am attracted by the purity of it all. I'm also very impressed with what Autrijus Tang has done with Pugs in a relatively short time.