After 3 years of “waiting” for Octopress 3, I’ve decided I waited
long enough. Today I (spontaneously) migrated my blog to a vanilla
Jekyll setup and I tweaked a bit its appearance. I’m reasonably pleased
with the result and I finally don’t have any excuses not to write.
I realized recently that it has been over 10 years since my first blog
post. I’ve started my humble writing “career” with Wordpress, then
switched to Octopress, and now here we are. One thing never really
changed, though - the quality of my writing. It was always abysmally
bad, as were many of the topics I wrote on. It’s really fun to look
back on all of this - I was reading some of my old articles, in the
process of migrating the blog to Jekyll, and I couldn’t believe some of
the things I wrote. I hope this means I’m getting wiser with age…
In the mean time I’ve started another blog, called Meta
Redux. I plan to do most of my (serious)
writing there, but I might write an occasional short article or two
here as well. My rough idea is to use Meta Redux as a platform for my
more creative writing, and to use
(think) for random stuff, small
Anyways, lately I’ve had this burning desire to share so many thoughts
and that really got me excited about writing. Let’s see if I’ll do
better this time around, or I’ll simply fail one more time…
CIDER 0.9 is finally out and
it’s our best release yet (believe it or not)! It took a lot
more time than I originally anticipated, but at least we managed to
ship in time for EuroClojure!
There are a ton of important changes and new features in 0.9 and now I’ll go
quickly through some of them.
Projectile 0.12 is finally out!
Can’t wait for
to be released! Octopress 2 is killing me and I was seriously
considering going back to a plain Jekyll blog, before I saw 3.0 is right around the corner.
Any day now…
Update: Never got to upgrade to Octopress 3.0. Eventually (3 years later), I went back to Jekyll. If only I had done this earlier!
At Clojure/conj I had the chance to shake
Rich Hickey’s hand and exchange a few words with him. When I asked him
whether he currently uses CIDER or Cursive for Clojure development he
replied that he preferred a simpler solution –
inferior-lisp-mode. I was a bit surprised because
inferior-lisp-mode sucks (big time). It has always
been extremely limited and was never really improved/extended. It has
no Clojure specific features and no code completion. I felt that Rich
and all the people using inferior-lisp-mode deserved something better,
so I quickly put together inf-clojure.
inf-clojure provides some Clojure specific features like showing a
var’s doc or source, derives some core functionality from
and even features basic code-completion (and
support). That’s not much admittedly, but it’s a good start. Extending
inf-clojure is super easy and I expect that we’ll add a bit more
features to it along the way (e.g. macroexpansion).
inf-clojure is available in MELPA and will eventually replace
clojure-mode 4.0 is released.
Keep in mind that
inf-clojure is nothing like CIDER and will never
be. CIDER will always be the powertool for Clojure programming in
Emacs. I do understand, however, that some people are overwhelmed by
CIDER and some people simply don’t need anything sophisticated. I hope