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Ernst Cassirer (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Ernst Cassirer occupies a unique place in twentieth-century philosophy. His work pays equal attention to foundational and epistemological issues in the philosophy of mathematics and natural science and to aesthetics, the philosophy of history, and other issues in the “cultural sciences” broadly conceived. More than any other German philosopher since Kant, Cassirer thus aims to devote equal philosophical attention both to the (mathematical and) natural sciences (Naturwissenschaften) and to the more humanistic disciplines (Geisteswissenschaften). In this way, Cassirer, more than any other twentieth-century philosopher, plays a fundamental mediating role between C. P. Snow's famous “two cultures.”
philosophy 
8 weeks ago
microKanren: A Lucid Little Logic Language with a Simple Complete Search
We present an instructional exposition of microKanren, a straightforward, call-by-value embedding of a small logic programming language with a simple, program- and query- speci c complete search. We construct the entire language in 54 lines of Racket—half of which are needed to implement uni cation. We then layer over it, in 43 lines, a reconstruc- tion of an existing logic programming language, miniKanren, and attest to our implementation’s pedagogical value. Evi- dence suggests our combination of expressiveness, concision, and elegance is compelling: since microKanren’s release two years ago, it has spawned over 50 embeddings in over 25 host languages, including Go, Haskell, Prolog and Smalltalk.
programming  scheme 
9 weeks ago
Famous Hermits and What They Did Out There
Hermits live a life of almost complete and utter solitude, disconnected from the grid, the economy, and most of humanity - and they like it that way. Some famous hermits choose the lifestyle to flee the workforce, war, or an oppressive government. Some - like the hundreds of famous anchorites of medieval times - choose to be hermits in order to dedicate their lives to religious contemplation. 

There have been a few widely-known hermits throughout history that have welcomed visitors, but most simply want to be left alone to live their lives in a deliberate, solitary way, free from bosses, families, and governments. Read on to discover some of history's most famous hermits.
9 weeks ago
George Moses Horton | Poetry Foundation
Born a slave on William Horton’s tobacco plantation, George Moses Horton taught himself to read. Around 1815 he began composing poems in his head, saying them aloud and “selling” them to an increasingly large crowd of buyers at the weekly Chapel Hill farmers market. Students at the nearby University of North Carolina bought his love poems and lent him books. As his fame spread, he gained the attention of Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz, a novelist and professor’s wife who transcribed his poetry and helped publish it in her hometown newspaper.
poetry 
9 weeks ago
Scraping Framework for Golang
Colly provides a clean interface to write any kind of crawler/scraper/spider

With Colly you can easily extract structured data from websites, which can be used for a wide range of applications, like data mining, data processing or archiving.
golang 
9 weeks ago
AWS Lambda Supports Go
You can now develop your AWS Lambda function code using Go. Lambda lets you run code without provisioning and managing servers. You simply upload your Go executable artifact as a ZIP file through the AWS CLI or Lambda console and select the go1.x runtime. With Lambda, you can use Go's native tools to build and package your code. Read our documentation for more details.
programming  golang 
january 2018
Datasette: instantly create and publish an API for your SQLite databases
I just shipped the first public version of datasette, a new tool for creating and publishing JSON APIs for SQLite databases.

You can try out out right now at fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com, where you can explore SQLite databases I built from Creative Commons licensed CSV files published by FiveThirtyEight. Or you can check out parlgov.datasettes.com, derived from the parlgov.org database of world political parties which illustrates some advanced features such as SQLite views.
data  sqlite 
november 2017
@20 (Ftrain.com)
Our software is bullshit, our literary essays are too long, the good editors all quit or got fired, hardly anyone is experimenting with form in a way that wakes me up, the IDEs haven't caught up with the 1970s, the R&D budgets are weak, the little zines are badly edited, the tweets are poor, the short stories make no sense, people still care too much about magazines, the Facebook posts are nightmares, LinkedIn has ruined capitalism, and the big tech companies that have arisen are exhausting, lumbering gold-thirsty kraken that swim around with sour looks on their face wondering why we won't just give them all our gold and save the time.
october 2017
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