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.
You can get in touch with me through firstname.lastname@example.org
My public key: Public Key
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.
When I first heard about Bitcoin several years ago, I was dismissive that a currency not backed by a central bank or valuable commodity could succeed as a currency. It still seems doubtful to me that Bitcoin could establish itself as a proper world currency, but recent events have lead me to believe that it’s possible and that those involved are not necessarily participating in a de-facto ponzi scheme. Bank of America seems to be getting into the game so Bitcoin looks to me like it might be on it’s way to legitimacy. With this in mind, I thought I’d do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to see if I could figure out the likely future worth of Bitcoins and the value of investing in them at the present time… Read More
I was looking for some more information on how to construct lazy sequences and realized that there is little in the way of documentation on lazy sequences in Clojure. These design notes were the best I could find on the subject and while they are illuminating, I thought the concept could be explained better.
Lazy Sequences are an integral part of the Clojure programming language but one you don’t see in a lot of other programming languages. A sequence, in Clojure, is a sort of metatype or protocol. It signifies a class of datastructures which store items in a logical sequence, such as arrays or lists. Clojure has several types of sequences including classic Lisp-style lists, vectors (which correspond most closely to arrays in other languages,) and lazy sequences… 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