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Arcade Wise 2023-09-25 17:21:30 A really cool environmentally aware system based on plan 9, an operating system I have a big soft spot for

Scott Antipa 2023-09-26 17:28:39

I was building out a prototype and thought there must be a way for a designer or someone to use excel to put together basic ui. Found this:

Jason Morris 2023-09-26 18:08:58

Similar to SheetCast?

Scott Antipa 2023-09-26 18:54:08


Jason Morris 2023-09-28 00:25:49

Via @Devine Lu Linvega on Mastodon: Come for the hybrid block/text editor and the time travel debugging, stay for the social Justice.

Ivan Reese 2023-09-28 02:04:43

Second time I've run into something by Amy Ko today. The first was this article, How my broken elbow made the ableism of computer programming personal, sent to me by a podcast listener. Glad to see her work out there in the wild.

Eli Mellen 2023-09-28 14:29:32

This is a really amazing project that resonates strongly with the work I do! Amy Ko’s work is, so far, the only work I’ve come across that pushes accessibility all the way down to PL concerns, and I AM HERE FOR IT.

Eli Mellen 2023-09-28 14:30:52

(also, I think Amy Ko’s name should be in our mouths whenever we talk about complexity/simplicity, and not Rich Hickey’s 😆 )

Alex McLean 2023-10-02 07:31:54

Yes really nice work, and an interesting counterpoint to the push for natural language-like (generally English-like) programming languages.

Christopher Shank 2023-09-28 05:48:05

“Notational Programming for Notebook Environments: A Case Study with Quantum Circuits” by Ian Arawjo, Anthony DeArmas, Michael Roberts, & Shrutarshi Basu (2022)

Jean-Louis Villecroze 2023-09-29 14:36:01

HackerNews link and conversation on visual programming

Alex McLean 2023-09-29 15:29:40

I think this kind of discussion tends to build on false assumptions, e.g.

  • visual programming doesn't involve text
  • text-based programming isn't visual
  • visual programming hasn't reached popularity yet (graph-based programming as least is very popular in some domains)

Without breaking those assumptions I think discussions are limited

I find imgui really interesting though as a library for making user interfaces that aren't for users

Jean-Louis Villecroze 2023-09-29 15:32:56

ImGUI (and similar toolkits) is definitely very dev oriented.

Ivan Reese 2023-09-29 15:38:02

Grabbed a few new project links for my codex. Thanks!

Christopher Shank 2023-10-01 05:10:50

“Searching for Justice in Programming Language Design” by Amy Ko (2023) (releasing later in the fall)

Image from iOS

Christopher Shank 2023-10-01 05:55:02

Among all of the fascinating ideas of this language, I particularly like how diagnostics are framed in a conversational, anthropomorphized manner!

Image from iOS

Alex McLean 2023-10-01 12:51:11

Looking forward to watching this! See also earlier discussion here: 💬 #linking-together@2023-09-28T00:25:49.288Z

[September 27th, 2023 5:25 PM] jason: Via <@U05SM46J1BK> on Mastodon: Come for the hybrid block/text editor and the time travel debugging, stay for the social Justice.|

Christopher Shank 2023-10-01 14:44:34

Oh totally missed that Jason Morris recently posted!

Christopher Shank 2023-10-01 15:50:33

The step-by-step execution with accessible descriptions of the current execution is fantastic and bleeds directly into time travel debugging!

Alex McLean 2023-10-01 21:29:10

I wasn't familiar with Ko's work, so checking some of her earlier stuff


Alex McLean 2023-10-02 07:30:18

I really liked this. Nice thoughts about computer science being a refuge, the problematic long term impacts of that, and the potential of CS culture as a decentred network of coalition between cultures