“ESR Has Cracked Up”

Tim Bray summarizes: (via Reddit)

ESR has cracked up. It’s kind of sad, Eric Raymond was one of my major influences with his essays on the culture and economics of Open Source. I didn’t always agree, but they were closely-argued and made you really think hard. Now he stands on his blog platform and argues that we’re in danger of surrendering to Al-Qaeda because of… wait for it… after-effects of the work done by Department V of the KGB, especially between 1930 and 1950.

Damn Commies!

Practical Common Lisp, Cartoons, & Other Wannados

I own the book. I hope to get around to reading and digesting it sometime soon. I know a little Lisp, more Scheme than Common Lisp, and I’d like to know more.

I would also like to learn to do some more cartoon drawing stuff. I’ve been following Drawn, the Illustration Blog and loving all the variety of styles I see there. Watching today’s kids cartoons on cable, like Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Danny Phantom, and others, I’m amazed by how downright cool cartoony art can be. I’d like to explore that.

I’d also like to get around to recording and putting online some more ukulele tunes.