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dominicm06:09:28

Every time I try and write a non lisp language now, my head hurts.

thomas07:09:57

morning moin moin

thomas07:09:44

Last year I tried to write some python like this (func-name arg arg) and couldn't work out why it wasn't working 😇

yogidevbear07:09:20

Good morning to all you beautiful people ☀️

danielneal09:09:18

sup actionshrimp

geek-draven09:09:20

If anyone is interested, Humble Bundle have a bunch of data science books for £12, here's the link https://www.humblebundle.com/books/data-science-books

yogidevbear09:09:04

Wow that's pretty awesome value

dominicm09:09:09

I'm still reading cryptography books from the last humble bundle

maleghast09:09:39

Good Morning lovely Clojure people 🙂

danielneal10:09:38

good morning maleghast

danielneal10:09:54

where is the name maleghast from if you don't mind me asking

maleghast10:09:06

Hello @danieleneal I don’t mind you asking at all 🙂 It is an invented portmanteau of “male” the latin word for evil (you’ll see it in other fictional names, like Maleficent, the witch from Sleeping Beauty), and a medieval English word “ghast” meaning man. Essentially it’s code for “evil man”, or more specifically “Man of Evil”. I “invented” it (at least I think I did) to name a central character in the novella I wrote as my long-form course work component for the creative writing minor I took in the final year of my degree (BA Hons English and American Literature - University of Kent at Canterbury). I might be able to point you to a place to read it if the mood takes you, but I realise that it’s not at the top of everyone’s list to read short novels by people they barely know on the internet 😉

maleghast10:09:54

After I got my mark in the course, which I was very pleased with and proud of - I got a First for the course and saved my degree from a fail to a Third - I adopted the name as my online handle and have used it ever since.

danielneal10:09:56

man of evil! sounds menacing 😄

maleghast10:09:28

The character is the exiled God of Evil - think analogue for Satan - in a story about Gods meddling in the affairs of man.

maleghast10:09:54

He’s actually a pretty decent chap… 😉

yogidevbear10:09:51

@geek-draven thanks for sharing the humble bundle. Just purchased the full bundle

dominicm10:09:53

A shame data intensive isn't in the bundle

maleghast10:09:24

@dominicm - What book is that, that you are sad is not included..? I have a feeling you’ve talked to me about it before and I’ve failed to make a note…

danielneal10:09:52

ooh is that designing data intensive applications - I'd like to read that too...

yogidevbear10:09:35

I managed to get my boss to purchase Designing Data Intensive Applications about 2 months back

yogidevbear10:09:43

Really great book

dominicm10:09:11

^^ that one

yogidevbear10:09:59

Busy skimming over the books in this purchase. Amazing value for money

yogidevbear10:09:29

Anyone read through Head First Data Analysis before?

maleghast10:09:55

Thanks all 🙂

maleghast10:09:57

This is the book I was thinking of. Isn’t Martin Kleppmann one of the people behind Samza?

maleghast10:09:41

Yeah, he is - this is the blog post that brought him to my attention, and that (originally) made me want to read this book. https://www.confluent.io/blog/turning-the-database-inside-out-with-apache-samza/

jasonbell12:09:59

Designing Data Intensive Applications is an excellent book and Martin’s a lovely chap to talk to.

maleghast12:09:05

‘Ello again - had your lunch? (that’s my definition of afternoon)

danielneal12:09:50

yep 😄 was delicious

practicalli-john13:09:58

I'll be starting a new job on Monday in Canary Wharf, doing exciting things with Clojure. Thanks for all the support and encouragement I've received over the years from this great community.

practicalli-john13:09:45

If anyone is looking for their first full time Clojure role, I am happy to share my experiences.

sundarj14:09:44

i will be looking -- just as soon as i'm experienced enough in Clojure for that. right now i'm still much more adept at JavaScript (my current job), than Clojure, alas 😛

sundarj14:09:53

would love to hear your experiences regardless!

practicalli-john14:09:07

There are a good amount of opportunities for all levels of experience, especially if you have a few years experience with JavaScript or Java. I'll chat to you via a Direct Message on here later, I have to pop out for a few hours to get some new shirts for work 🙂

shan14:09:34

no relaxed dress code? 😞

glenjamin15:09:10

even if you don’t live/work in central London?

practicalli-john21:09:17

So long as I can wear black, I am happy.

practicalli-john13:09:00

There are lots of really nice companies out there with Clojure roles (full time and as part of other tech). Its a shame I can only work for one company at once 🙂

dominicm14:09:34

@jr0cket you make it sound like you're leaving the clojure community

practicalli-john21:09:36

I am your community..... (in my best Darth Vader voice)

maleghast16:09:28

Nah, he’ll never leave!

maleghast16:09:01

@jr0cket - Who are you going to work for?

practicalli-john21:09:02

I am going to work for 'the man' as he will pay me lots of Euros...

practicalli-john21:09:26

Seriously though, it's Citigroup. I'll also be working with a few people from the local Clojure based consultancy named after a Clojure function

reborg16:09:36

@yogidevbear landed! Let me know what you think. https://youtu.be/Uv9fyDTIPig

dominicm16:09:57

@reborg woah, saving for later.

maleghast16:09:45

I am going to save that for later too 🙂

dominicm19:09:38

@maleghast one could read your name to be malemale

dominicm19:09:42

which I find funny

maleghast20:09:34

Yes, I suppose so 🙂

maleghast20:09:40

but that’s not what it is

yogidevbear21:09:30

Awesome thank you @reborg!

yogidevbear21:09:01

Definitely going to make time to watch this over the weekend