It's even worse than it appears.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Amazingly Doc Searls is the editor-in-chief of the reborn Linux Journal. #
Save America. Save the world. Don't quote-tweet Trump.#
I wonder if the gods of tech realize that it was a logical conclusion of all we did to make blogging easy that created a president who thinks in grunts and snorts and doesn't read anything. Where we go from here is anyone's guess.#
We're discussing adding River5 to a Linux distribution. #
I still use Frontier for little utility scripts. Nothing else is as easy. And with the perspective of all these years, I realize we managed to create a structured Algol-like scripting language. It has all the right primitives, and makes the right tradeoffs to be able to do quick development, without worrying about much of the things you have to worry about in lower-level systems. #
Just for fun, I uploaded a copy of my userlandSamples table. I've been adding to it over the years. There's some really ancient stuff in there, going back well over 20 years. You of course need a copy of Frontier to open it. The OPML Editor will do. #
One of the things on my todo list is to do video demos of the Frontier scripting environment. It's probably the best way to preserve the innovations. Someday you won't be able to run the binary on a Mac or Windows machine. The only way to know what was in Frontier will be the demos, assuming they survive. Many thanks to Ted Howard for keeping it running for my work. I seriously would miss having it. #
The truth of happiness.#

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