Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Planet Haskell?

I think someone should volunteer to set up "Planet Haskell" or "Functional Planet" (which would include other languages) ala Planet Debian, Planet Gnome, Planet Lisp (which is made with secret alien technology), Planet Perl, etc.
These sites are "Blog aggregators". Basically they just collect the RSS feeds of the community and post their blogs to a web page in a cute format (the gnome one is especially cute, but you probably could have guessed that).
There are already sites like The Haskell Sequence and Lambda the Ultimate which have a similar purpose, though not quite the same.
There's already software out there for this, so nothing new needs to be written. I think we need a volunteer to set this up somewhere? Preferably someone with their own server, and we'll worry about setting up the DNS later :)  

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cold Climbing

Anna and I tried to go out to "French's Dome" a rock climbing crag near Mt. Hood. Although the town it is near, ZigZag, was plenty warm and had no snow, I didn't realize that 6.2 miles away was 6.2 miles that went up hill, and so by the time we got to the crag the road was impassable due to the snow.
We turned around and went to Salmon River Slab instead, which is very nearby. It was lower elevation and warm enough to climb. It was really nice, but it was a bit wet. There was a 9+ that I climbed which I felt was more like a 10+. It was a nice challenge, as I had to find a different route to avoid the wet.
It's Jenn's birthday tomorrow, so we're going to go to dinner with her & Carlos. Hurray!