More Fun and Swearing with Scheme
So SDL2, the library that doesn't exist and wouldn't work if it did, I wrote enough C to prove it's installed and works.
Guess I could just write a giant C front-end and talk to it over a socket (ugh), or write everything in C (double ugh), because no other language bothers to make their FFI work worth a fuck. If a teletype was good enough for 1970, it's good enough for 2018!
And either way, it's infinitely easier to make a goddamned standalone binary from C than anything else.
Hrm. Had a beverage, so I should be less frustrated. But there's nothing new in humor that isn't idiotic or political on Netflix or 'zon. Not really feeling a rewatch of Big Lebowski or some such. Pffft. May just crash early and give Saturday a run.
As always, Cosmos is a beautiful series which repeatedly hammers home my horror of nuclear war and how incredibly fucking stupid Humans are.
The Ship of the Imagination comes back to a dark, silent Earth. Probability of survival (per 100 yr): <1%
This morning has been utterly useless. Apparently all the libraries I want to use don't work, aren't supported, never worked, or never existed except as a spec.
Guess I'll go pound sand into silicon and start making chips from scratch so I can implement basic fucking functionality myself.
If Linux was any good, why would Microsoft be partnered with it? Checkmate, nerds.
New Pat Cadigan story on Tor!
jagon (jeans dragon)
jagoff (jeans masturbator)
iOS update is ready to install:
3) Look at details and do it NOW.
Fuck off, Apple, you ain't Microsoft.
What I'm Watching: The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
Weird name rotation in The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, the ghost-hunter with a series of books is "Stephen Crain", his sister is Shirley. Of course the novel was written by Shirley Jackson, and the house's owners were the Crains.
Why not just leave the names be? It's super jarring to anyone who's read the book or seen the original movie.
This is the best version of The Exorcist: http://www.angryalien.com/0204/exorcistbunnies.html
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