introduce-yourself

Introduce yourself! NO JOB POSTS! <-- RECRUITERS TAKE NOTE!
Evan Haveman 2021-05-15T02:06:12.016600Z

hey everyone - been a computer programmer now for a long time (pre-web even!). mostly work in javascript these days building front ends for ETL/ELT type tools. have a lot of java and ruby/rails experience as well. lately am delving into elixir and clojurescript tp stretch my brain a little. recently pushed my 1st cljs project up to github: https://github.com/emh/boids - am excited to dig deeper into the language and ecosystem.

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pez 2021-05-15T05:35:23.017700Z

Cheers from another pre-webber! 😀

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seancorfield 2021-05-15T06:08:30.021800Z

Hi! Like @pez and @eggsyntax I am also one of the admins here. I’ve been doing Clojure for just over a decade, in production, for online dating and I do a lot of open source stuff too (when my cats permit me the time). Prior to Clojure: Scala, Groovy, Java (and ColdFusion on the JVM too), C++, C, COBOL, assembler (yeah, I’m that old). Aside from cats, my other big passion is music (The Fall is my favorite band).

pez 2021-05-15T08:38:47.022600Z

I’m also assembler-old. I did it semi-professionally one summer working at Ericsson. The manager thought keyboard and screen was cheating so we didn’t have such fancy stuff attached to the PDP-11 we used to test some circuit boards. I wrote my programs in assembly, then used the assembly book translating to binary, and then entered the programs using 18 switches, 0-15, LOAD, and RUN, iirc. (The manager just entered his programs w/o writing anything down.) At home I used assembly to squeeze what I could out of the 1MHz of my VIC20 CPU.

Evan Haveman 2021-05-15T06:11:53.021900Z

funny, i’ve never heard of the fall but it’s the second mention of them today: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/may/13/satanic-bikers-time-portals-and-the-fall-the-story-of-mark-e-smiths-secret-screenplay

seancorfield 2021-05-15T06:22:25.022200Z

Oh wow, I hadn’t heard about that before. That’s something I’d love to see. The Fall have a huge body of work — over 90 albums, including 31 studio albums (I have all of them, several compilations and live albums too — and I’ve seen them live countless times). I’m just listening to The Unutterable right now (from just over two decades ago, hard to believe).

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seancorfield 2021-05-15T06:23:59.022400Z

I first heard them on the John Peel radio show back in the late ’70s and was instantly hooked…

pez 2021-05-15T08:38:47.022600Z

I’m also assembler-old. I did it semi-professionally one summer working at Ericsson. The manager thought keyboard and screen was cheating so we didn’t have such fancy stuff attached to the PDP-11 we used to test some circuit boards. I wrote my programs in assembly, then used the assembly book translating to binary, and then entered the programs using 18 switches, 0-15, LOAD, and RUN, iirc. (The manager just entered his programs w/o writing anything down.) At home I used assembly to squeeze what I could out of the 1MHz of my VIC20 CPU.