Accessorising

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Klean Kanteen in a bottle cage on my bike. Shame they don't make cages for the larger bottles.


Wherein we find out about the author's inability to follow instructions

So I've been thinking that I really should learn Lisp. A nice programming language unlike any other I have seen. Clojure is one dialect of Lisp which is targeted at the JVM and .NET CLR. A quick search of the Youtubes revealed a decent video introducing Clojure with a practical example and a quick touch on Leningen.

I started going along with the video a couple days ago when I hit a snag. Errors about not finding files, no such namespace etc. The versions of the libraries I was using were quite old, was that the issue? Has the syntax changed?. The answer is a lot more depressing.

(defroutes (GET "/" request (homepage request)) (GET "/:id" [id] (redirect id)))

Can you see the issue? I coudn't.

(defroutes myroutes (GET "/" request (homepage request)) (GET "/:id" [id] (redirect id)))

I missed a single argument from (defroutes). Literally could have put any old ascii string in there and it would have worked.

2.

Sodding.

Days.

Remember kids, when copying code from a video, make sure to get it all.


Video from Craigowl Hill

Scott got some of our rambling on camera while we walked up Craigowl Hill. Can't see much due to the weather unfortunately.








I comissioned a Field Notes leather notebook cover

Field Notes notebooks are among the best notebooks currently made. Good quality paper, fits in my pocket very well and are just a pleasure to write on. Sadly, the paper cover doesn't stand up well to minor abuse. A cover is needed to give some protection.

Field Notes make a couple of leather products to fufill this requirement but given that they are at the \$80+ price point I decided against one of those. Far too much money for a few bits of leather stitched together. Ebay was the same.

My buddy Drayygon has been doing a few bits of leatherwork for a couple years now so I asked about the possibility of commissioning him to make a cover. For the princely sum of £15 I am pleased.

It is a simple affair with 3 leather panels stitched together to hold the cover to the notebook. No faff, no extra guff.

wpid-wp-1399714689637.jpg wpid-wp-1399714703967.jpg wpid-wp-1399714718500.jpgEven still fits in the slot pockets on my TAD trousers. Little tight but will get in. Cheers Drayygon!