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• ## A "one" line echo server using let in Racket

A recent post on Reddit caught my attention: A “One” Line Echo Server Using “let” in Python (original article). The basic idea is that you can use Python's lambda with default arguments as a let, which in turn allows you to write a simple echo server in one line a nicely functional style.

• ## NaNoWriMo 2014 Update

They say a picture is worth a thousand words[1]:

• ## The Giver (DVD)

Apparently Jeff Bridges has been trying to have The Giver turned into a movie for the better part of two decades. Originally, he wanted to have his father in the eponymous role. He even apparently went so far as to have a version filmed somewhere, although so far as I know that version has never been made publically available.

I wonder if that one diverged so much from the book?

• ## Clockception

We can draw traditional analog clocks[1]:

We can draw nice digital clocks:

┌─┐  │ │ ─┐ ┌─┐
│ │└─┤    │ │ │
└─┘  │ │ ─┴─└─┘

Or we can go downright mad and make clocks out of clocks:

Even animated!

• ## NaNoWriMo 2014

Yup. Even with a new baby around, I'm mad enough to do it.

So far I've been keeping up 2000 words per day, but I'm already starting to feel a drag. It just feels like the same sort of story I've written before... We'll see in the next day or two if I try to reboot or just go with it.

I haven't yet decided if I'm going to publish them online this year. It's good motivation and I know at least a few of you out there read it. We'll see. If I do, it won't be daily, but rather after finishing each chapter. So every 2-4 days?

Wish me luck!