Hello! I have been doing Common Lisp Open Source intensively for a decade.

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  1. HexstreamSoft was the #1 Common Lisp site on Alexa from October 2020 to mid-February 2021. Thank you! The site has been dropping a bit in rankings, but today we reached an almost unfathomable 30 MINUTES Daily Time on Site, so I'm not too worried.

    I am continuing to work on my exciting roadmap, and expect to get back to #1 by the end of the year. Quality work takes A LOT of time, and I am hoping to attract enough sponsorships that I can just continue working on my subtly but very important projects without having to divert tons of energy elsewhere due to financial concerns, as I am FINALLY getting to the really interesting stuff.

  2. I am potentially available for hire, if you are interested in my skillset.
    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Of course, I'd rather have enough sponsorships that I can just work on my roadmap, but prolonged lack of money is a serious mental health issue, and thus in turn a serious productivity issue.

  3. I added color codes to my libraries indicating whether they have been updated to my modern standards, have a major update pending or are mostly deprecated.

    I'm planning to complete most of my near roadmap in the next 6 months.
    As always, the best way to help me with this is sponsoring me. Thank you.

  4. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported
    the Common Lisp Revival 2020 Fundraiser!!!

    Unfortunately, the fundraiser was a financial failure, probably mostly due to starting very late, with 12 days remaining instead of 1 month. My bad! I made a "whopping" 2 x 130$ USD (260$ USD β‰ˆ 333$ CAD) during the fundraiser (on top of the 2 x 1257$ headstart from Black Brane Systems), which is actually crucial help at the moment. (A far cry from the around 10000$ CAD I had hoped to make, but ah well!)

    I'm very hopeful about my post-fundraiser prospects, mostly thanks to this EPIC THREAD!

  5. I massively improved usability for my Notes and tips: Standard Common Lisp symbols article, most notably by making symbol links point directly to the CLHS instead of the huge table, which is now on a separate page. This is still my biggest Common Lisp project to this day!

    I also greatly expanded the Thin wrappers page, which now gives some simple examples of using each thin wrapper and the equivalent long form. It's especially useful for newbies, but most people will probably find a few equivalences they didn't know about.

    (Also tweeted.)

  6. HexstreamSoft is now truly officially the #1 top ranked Common Lisp site!

    The site has been trending upwards for 20+ 30+ 40+ 60+ 70+ 80+ consecutive days! (With 1 2 trivial exceptions.)

    edit: What a day! The new Quicklisp dist has coincidentally been released, and includes my 6 (!) new libraries: compatible-metaclasses, object-class, class-options, enhanced-find-class, evaled-when and simple-guess. This brings my grand total to 30! Special thanks to Xach!

    edit 2: Also see the accompanying post on LinkedIn for a nice summary.

    edit, 9 october 2020: Now 30+ consecutive days!

    edit, 16 october 2020: Now 40 consecutive days from September 4 to October 14, but I think it's over now. ;) What a streak! I'm working on super exciting stuff, I'm hoping to get into the top 100k by the end of the year.

    edit, 5 november 2020: Now 60 CONSECUTIVE DAYS from September 4 to November 4!!!
    (With 2 trivial exceptions.) I had stopped counting... And "Daily Time On Site" is 26 MINUTES... This is BATSHIT INSANE!! πŸ˜‚

    edit, 16 november 2020: Now 70+ CONSECUTIVE DAYS!

    edit, 25 november 2020: Now 80+ CONSECUTIVE DAYS!

  7. Released compatible-metaclasses 1.0.

    Despite the resulting simplicity, this is one of the hardest things I have ever written in my 15+ years programming career. Features a metametaclass!