null program is Alive

Welcome to null program. This is my new home as my student location will no longer exist in a few months. Here is where I will share my projects and ideas, even if no one is looking, reading, or caring.

The name for this website comes from a phrase spoken in several places in my favorite book, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. If you have not read this book, you are missing out. I recommend you go to the nearest library immediately and read it. Amazon lets you read the first chapter online if you want to get a taste of it. When I started reading it, I was hooked right away. Why is it a great book? Because it is about an American Revolution style libertarian revolution on the moon, and the hero character is a computer engineer. What book can get better than that?

I would like to post something interesting here about once a week or so. I am taking classes right now, so getting ideas should be relatively easy. The first few posts will probably be repeating things I have already published at my old student location. This will include little intros to my old projects and a bunch of code snippets.

Also, separate from this blog thing are my projects, such as the PNG Archiver and binitools. These have a permanent home located under projects/. (No longer here, after changing web hosts.)

I am a big free software fan and you will probably see the GNU project being mentioned a lot around here. I also use Emacs for just about everything I can. Here is more advice: learn to use Emacs. You will become much more productive. After using Emacs for awhile, you will begin loathing word processors and mice (the computer kind). More on this later.

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Chris Wellons