Monthly Archives: November 2017

gists for #plaintextaccounting

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog postĀ  on creating a small and simple plain text accounting system. I was asked if I could make my shell scripts available. I have done so as gists. You can download all the … Continue reading

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gums: my (currently useless) module system for #guilelang

I know next to nothing about Scheme, but I have decided to have another go at it. I have chosen to focus on Guile. One thing I’m trying to put together is “gums”, a “guile module system”. I am trying … Continue reading

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Experimenting with guilelang

There have been a number of conspiring factors that have led me to taking another look at Guile, the GNU Scheme programming language: hearing about Guix, a Linux distribution from FSF using Guile as a configuration tool the possibility of … Continue reading

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Market stats update

Time for my yearly update on where we are in the markets … and computer says “fairly priced”, believe it or not. Median PE is 15.9, which looks “pretty average” to me. So we’re probably not in bubble territory. Stats … Continue reading

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Timing my #RaspberryPi 3

I noticed that mu RPi 3 seems rather faster than I expected originally. I have a home-brew accounting package, and I decided to run it through the “time” command. Here are the results: RPi Vivo Vostro real 0.279 0.236 0.127 … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from #plaintextaccounting in UNIX

I have been using UNIX to keep track of my finances for a long time. I have written quite a few packages over the years in C, C++, Haskell, Python, Tcl and Lisp. I have used a number of publicly-available … Continue reading

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Going green on #vim

Since reading Stop the Vim Configuration MadnessĀ , I decided to have a review of my vimrc file. I decided to ditch my colour schemes as an experiment and just use monotone. I could have been lazy and just ditched everything, … Continue reading

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