Monday, October 12, 2020

Started a new blog here publishing with jekyll on github pages, hopefully that will make it easier to post. I also found a whole bunch of lost blog entries on for and am slowly publishing them over there. That was why there are so few blog entries on blogspot in 2003 and 2004. During that time I was doing a lot of posting on my own blog. I thought I had lost it all in a mysql incident before I knew about databases. Luckily, had a copy of everything.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Monday, September 17, 2018

λ> min
min :: Ord a => a -> a -> a
λ> min 1
min 1 :: (Ord a, Num a) => a -> a
λ> min 1 1

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment. 
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan 
A stately pleasure-dome decree: 
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran 
Through caverns measureless to man 
   Down to a sunless sea. 
So twice five miles of fertile ground 
With walls and towers were girdled round; 
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, 
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; 
And here were forests ancient as the hills, 
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. 

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted 
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover! 
A savage place! as holy and enchanted 
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted 
By woman wailing for her demon-lover! 
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething, 
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing, 
A mighty fountain momently was forced: 
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst 
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail, 
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher’s flail: 
And mid these dancing rocks at once and ever 
It flung up momently the sacred river. 
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion 
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, 
Then reached the caverns measureless to man, 
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean; 
And ’mid this tumult Kubla heard from far 
Ancestral voices prophesying war! 
   The shadow of the dome of pleasure 
   Floated midway on the waves; 
   Where was heard the mingled measure 
   From the fountain and the caves. 
It was a miracle of rare device, 
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice! 

   A damsel with a dulcimer 
   In a vision once I saw: 
   It was an Abyssinian maid 
   And on her dulcimer she played, 
   Singing of Mount Abora. 
   Could I revive within me 
   Her symphony and song, 
   To such a deep delight ’twould win me, 
That with music loud and long, 
I would build that dome in air, 
That sunny dome! those caves of ice! 
And all who heard should see them there, 
And all should cry, Beware! Beware! 
His flashing eyes, his floating hair! 
Weave a circle round him thrice, 
And close your eyes with holy dread 
For he on honey-dew hath fed, 
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

emacs and intellij

using emacs as an external editor for intellij

Thursday, August 23, 2018



When is Navaratri in 2018?

Navaratri in 2018 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of October(9/10/2018) and will continue for 9 days until Wednesday, the 17th of October.

I love the :lambda: sign

functional programming

java 8 streams

package net.sness;

import java.util.*;

public class TestMax {
public static void main(String[] args) {

Collection<String> strings = Arrays.asList("one", "two", "three");

Optional<String> longest =

System.out.println("longest=" + longest.get());


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mostly posting on these days

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dockerfile sample :

Docker has some merit

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Why can outer Java classes access inner class private members? - Stack Overflow

Why can outer Java classes access inner class private members? - Stack Overflow: "Otherwise, if the member or constructor is declared private, then access is permitted if and only if it occurs within the body of the top level class (§7.6) that encloses the declaration of the member or constructor."

Friday, October 16, 2015 Ctrl-down/up in emacs in Mac Terminal Ctrl-down/up in emacs in Mac Terminal: "From the terminal, go to "Preferences" "Settings" "Keyboard"
Look for and modify, or add actions for ctrl-up and ctrl-down:
ctrl-up = \033[1;5A
ctrl-down = \033[1;5B"

'via Blog this'

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Carrying your Git settings around

Carrying your Git settings around:

export GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Steven Ness"