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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr2507 :: Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

It's a triple whammy! It's functional programming, functional package management and soundscape!

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Hosted by clacke on 2018-03-13 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: racket, nix, racket2nix, fractalide, soundscape, hongkong.
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Listen to me walk through five shopping malls and one bicycle tunnel, as I rant about how flow-based programming microservices and functional package management will save the future of programming and software reuse, and usher in a new era of software quality and productivity!

If it sounds like I'm a bit down about working alone on racket2nix, you're interpreting me wrong! I didn't expect any feedback at all from the small to non-existent racket/nix intersection, but it turns out the intersection is larger than I thought, and I'm grateful for any words of encouragement, and feedback in any form on what the community needs.


Nix is the mother of Guix:


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-02-26T01:05:36Z by clacke


"Larger than I thought*"

Comment #2 posted on 2018-02-26T22:44:32Z by Dave Morriss

Re: typo

Oops, sorry I didn't notice the error when I processed your notes. I'll hand in my proof-reading badge...

I have fixed the error. Feel free to contact HPR admins via admin at if this sort of thing ever happens in the future.

Comment #3 posted on 2018-02-27T01:41:01Z by clacke

Re: typo

Alright, I made it a comment to spare you the work of correcting the original text and then you went and did it anyway. :-)

So I'll mail you the next time.

Comment #4 posted on 2018-02-28T08:32:53Z by clacke

Re: that info.rkt for a node

Got word from Stewart (and he's btw , and Fractalide has an account at ) that I misspoke on something: A node won't have an info.rkt, it's one fractal, one package, and nodes are pointed out internally within that package.

For more on what all this means, what a fractal is and more, look forward to my interview with Stewart whenever we get that in order.

Comment #5 posted on 2018-03-20T22:06:14Z by clacke

Re: that info.rkt for a node

Correction to correction: No I didn't misspeak anything, we just misunderstood each other. Sorry for the confusion. :-)

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