Nina and Lola,
Whenever I'm away from you and I spend a lot of time writing computer code, I think about the pretty patterns that your names make in binary code. Your names, Nina and Lola, are wonderful in so many ways that I could never describe them all. Here's one of those ways.
If you use the following Common Lisp expression, you can find the graphical binary representation of your names in binary code.
(defun binary-name (name &optional (zero #\Space) (one #\O)) (map 'string (lambda (c) (case c (#\1 one) (#\0 zero) (t c)))
Everyone has experienced the feeling of familiarizing oneself with a technology over a period of a few weeks or months and arriving at the "How did I ever live without this?" moment (hereto forth HDIELWT). I have often pondered that question quite seriously, trying to remember hard how I managed before tool X came along. It has happened to me with many a tool, including Emacs, Common Lisp, Delicious, Reddit, and several Google products, such as Gmail, Reader, Calendar, and Voice.