Reddit was the one general news source that could be relied upon to have lisp news on the front page. Is it too much to ask that we not alienate ourselves from a great opportunity to reach a bigger audience? I guess it is.
This whole thing makes us lispers look like vindictive idiots, again. I give credit to the Linkit people for doing more than yabbering impotently at one another. It's more than I could manage but Linkit's supposed to be a proof of concept but all it proves is that seven hours isn't enough time.
When I visited Linkit I was surprised to find that voting didn't work. This is, to my mind, one of the three fundamental features of reddit along with karma and user submissions. I know it only took seven hours but ten, twelve or even twenty-four hours to a fully working replica of reddit is a much better claim than seven hours to a broken imitation. Nice logo though.
In other news I recently had to take a java test for employment with a certain company. Java's 'features' irritated me for a while, but then I gave up trying to make java do it my way and bent to java's will. Things went a lot better after that and my code got smaller and prettier. A lesson for all of us I think.
Also, go and play Battle for Wesnoth, its great.