If you couldn’t tell, the title of this post is a nod to “Mazlow’s hierarchy of needs”, a psychological theory about how we prioritize things as humans. This post isn’t about that theory whatsoever.
From what I have read, it seems that most people have an ultimate Zen moment with Lisp that makes the universe seem to fall into order (or, so says Eric S. Raymond). My journey with Lisp so far hasn’t been like that. Instead, it has been a number of smaller “Aha!” moments. In fact, I just had one today. Maybe my big Zen moment will come later. I guess I’ll just need to keep learning and see where the Lisp journey takes me.
I had the opportunity to attend SIGGRAPH this year as a representative of MetaPipe. For as fun as it was to meet with representatives of various software and cloud companies, I am happy to be able to get my nose back to the grindstone on MetaPipe. I’m extremely excited about the tech we are working on for the service and I can’t wait to get it to the point where we can start demoing it publicly to get everyone’s feedback. We started a lot of converstaions at SIGGRAPH with various companies that we feel fairly confident will turn into more concrete agreements in the near future.
I am moving blogging platforms and thought I should maybe explain why.