This is Irreal, a blog about Emacs, Scheme, Lisp, and other geeky things that strike my fancy. The name Irreal comes from Iain M. Banks’ novel Excession and refers to Metamathics, which Banks describes as
the investigation of the properties of Realities (more correctly,
Reality-fields) intrinsically unknowable by and from our own, but whose
general principles could be hazarded at.
Excession is a wonderful story and if you like SF, I recommend it without reservation.
Irreal, as it turns out, is a real word and appears all over the Internet. There are other blogs that use it in their name and there’s even a band called Irreal. Needless to say, this blog has nothing to do with any of those. As far as I know, this is the only blog called simply Irreal.
The current Irreal is a WordPress version of a blog—also called Irreal—that was originally hosted on Blogger. I liked Blogger and have no complaints about it. I simply wanted to host Irreal under my own domain and, to tell the truth, be able to use
org2blog to publish it because I write all the posts in Org-mode anyway and it’s a lot easier to work with WordPress if you’re writing in Org-mode.