Monads, lifting, join, and side-effecting actions.

Posted: 2014-03-24

While playing around with querying ElasticSearch I bumped into something that I hadn't really understood explicitly before about monads, nesting, and IO. Rather than blather on, I'm going to share a "literate" ghci session that demonstrates the point. Main editing change I made was to remove duplication in the output from querying the type :t in ghci.

Using shebang and lein-exec to write Clojure scripts that can use dependencies

Posted: 2013-02-18

A brief demonstration of how to run Clojure programs like scripts with leiningen.

Using drip for Clojure scripts (non-Leiningen)

Posted: 2013-02-17

Using drip to run Clojure code like a script.

February Book Log

Posted: 2013-02-14

It's Valentine's Day 2013 and since January 2013 I've read the following books.

OS X fsevent fatal error 'stdio.h' file not found

Posted: 2012-07-01

Getting the following error on Mac OS X? Read on.

Fixing arrow keys in iTerm and for Mac OS X

Posted: 2012-06-01

I am a user of irssi over GNU Screen + ssh as well as locally, and I tend to use Emacs style text movements in bash, so need my ctrl and alt/option keys to work more or less as they do in Linux.

Node.js, Requests, Connections, ending, and closing

Posted: 2012-05-01

You close connections, you end requests.

Fixing syntax highlighting in Jekyll

Posted: 2012-04-02

When I was getting the Jekyll version of my site rolling, I ran into some problems with how RedCloth, liquid, and pygments were interacting. What follows is the error that was caused.

How to resolve 'Could not find module XMonad.Actions.Volume'

Posted: 2012-03-01

You need to install xmonad-extras from Hackage as the volume control functions are not included by default in any standard XMonad install. Below is the script for getting it installed.

Getting w3m to work with Emacs 23 in Ubuntu 11.10

Posted: 2012-02-01

I encountered some issues getting Emacs 23 working on Ubuntu 11.10 and I wanted to chronicle my travails in case someone else bumped into this. I tripped into this error after installing w3m-el-snapshot.