My hacking on SBCL has slowed to a crawl, in large part because although it's far from perfect, it works well enough it's attractive to work with it instead of working on it. But it would nice if it didn't crash when you overflow the stack, wouldn't it? Maybe I can get that to work presently. (It would also be nice if the system's foundations were solid enough that trying to get stack checking to work didn't expose other problems...)
I've moved to a new apartment. "Quiet" and "convenient location" were what I wanted. I got "convenient location" anyway. I tested "quiet" by standing in the apartment and listening carefully, and wandering around for a while. Alas, the universe blindsided me: I had no idea that the Autosound business in the strip mall directly in front of me installs superpowered speaker systems in automobiles, much less that they test them at maximum volume with the garage doors open. It blows my mind that city nuisance laws permit this. For that matter, it seems pretty strange that their landlord tolerates it, since even if he doesn't give a damn about his neighbors, I'd expect it to cause enough friction with his other tenants that it would impact his pocketbook. Oh well.
"The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine." -- J. B. S. Haldane