My name is Andrew Stine. I'm a software developer and freelance philosopher currently based out of Northern Virginia and this is my website. It's partly a blog, and partly a showcase for different projects on which I may be working.
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You can peruse more of my projects on Github.
Nota bene: If you wish to contact me directly, I strongly prefer email to phone calls, especially during working hours. Thanks.
Systemd has been the controversial hot-button topic for the Linux community for the past few years. Systemd replaces the traditional System V init system and basically just redoes the whole core of the operating system. It takes over the init system, the logging system, and all of the automatic launchers for X, and just crams them into this single monolithic system. Systemd changes everything and for what? Aside from faster boot times, What does systemd give us that we didn’t have before and why are all the distros adopting it? I’ll tell you why… Read More
I was reading Complexity by M. Waldrop and I started thinking about cellular automaton. One thing led to another and I ended up building an instance of Conway’s Game of Life in the browser. I wrote it in Clojurescript and if features the ability to step forward and backwards through sequence, as well as detect end states with some basic cycle detection. It runs in near realtime which was a bit of a feat as Conway’s Game of Life is a rather CPU intensive application to run a realtime for a pattern of any real size. It’s still not quite as fast as a good GoL implementation should be, but I feel like this application nevertheless represents a bit of a case study of a performance intensive application written in Clojurescript… Read More
Web applications have come a long way in the past decade or so. Back in the 90s a ‘web application’ was basically a group of web forms and web pages hidden behind some CGI scripts. In 2004, the same thing was basically still true though people were maybe using servlets rather than CGI. Nowadays however, web applications can be very similar to native applications in terms of functionality and usage. Over the years, the web has transformed from a document delivery system to an application delivery system and we’ve succeeded in replicating just about every native application in web form to some degree or another. This is kind of wild.
Yet, to a large degree, web applications still suck… Read More
An evening alarm clock for undisciplined insomniacssource
A trivial Facebook bot which wishes a users friends happy birthday on their birthdays.source
A Common Lisp command line parser.source download
An tool for finding nearby Catholic masses and sacraments.
Some extensions to eh cl-fad pathname library.source
A simple command line client for swank. This client is written in Clojure and targets Clojure Swank specifically.source