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Thomas Elam
Attended Purdue University
Lives in Mysore, Karnataka, India


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Very much interested, but I'm in Mysore and getting a little old. However, I think having a decent computer now (not a 2008 MacBook white or 2007 Mac mini), my wheels will spin less. Any news about how the meetings will work? Could I try logging in from Mysore?
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I was thinking it may just turn out to be a coffee meet. But now it feels so good that so many people are showing interests.I make will make sure we get video chat available so that many people can have access on this discussion if not availble at place.
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I've been involved in IRS issues (reporting requirements I didn't know about) and Mysore Ruby User Group.  I've also done a little archaeological digs into my Git repositories for my Zen software.  It's been hard to go through those repos and try to understand what I did, but now it's getting easier (after looking at some of the first few commits, which were the big ones).

I am still interested in the mental discipline and freedom that Haskell seems to install.  And I would like to understand monads someday.  I have only a small inkling of why, even though the concept is supposed to be simple and easy to understand, that none of the tutorials I get into seem written for non-Haskell programmers.  To be fair, I probably didn't carefully select my tutorials and didn't spend enough time on the right one.  Then again, why should there be such an opaque forest of talk around the concept if it's so important?  I believe there's something important there, just as I believed there was something important about Common Lisp, which made me learn it.
It's been quite some time since the last meetup. Would like to know what's everybody up to with respect to Haskell. Maybe have another meetup? (Rohit, I guess you may have interesting stuff to share.)
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I sent a couple of invitations already. Having trouble finding email address of Samkit Jain. Anyone know him?
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Aw, heck. I'll just send 'em all email from the interface.
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