Category Archives: Programming

Something Refreshing for a Change

Can I just say how much I appreciate good software, for a change? Jenkins is cool stuff, even if it is built on Java. Also, it’s complicated to get a project building, but, then, getting a project deploying automatically is … Continue reading

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How 4 Chinese Hackers Allegedly Took Down Equifax | WIRED

While the operation had a certain degree of complexity, Equifax itself made their job much easier than it should have. It should have patched that initial Apache Struts vulnerability, for starters. And an FTC complaint from last summer also found … Continue reading

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n-gate.com. we can’t both be right.

Python dicts are now ordered February 07, 2020 (comments) A webshit has something to say about Python internals, but I couldn’t focus on the article, because the first comment on the blog post involves the text “it brings Python on … Continue reading

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Nibble Stew – a gathering of development thoughts: How about not stabbing ourselves in the leg with a rusty fork?

When faced with this kind of pointless and harmful routine, one might suggest not doing it any more or replacing it with some other, more useful procedure. This does not succeed, of course, but that is not the point. The … Continue reading

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DHH “not yet feeling the awesome” of WSL

This has been one of my all-time favorite Twitter threads. David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Rails, is trying to “live” in Windows, and set it up to do Rails work. He’s blogging the “experience,” and it’s not going very smoothly. … Continue reading

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IMHO: The Mythical Fullstack Engineer – Stack Overflow Blog

It’s my experience that the above MVFE is pretty uncommon. The profile describes a person with skills requiring thousands of hours to master, but who doesn’t take part in the holistic decision making process. By nature, the value of a … Continue reading

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.NET Core 3.0 concludes the .NET Framework API porting project · Issue #130 · dotnet/announcements

With .NET Core 3.0, we’re at the point where we’ve ported all technologies that are required for modern workloads, be that desktop apps, mobile apps, console apps, web sites, or cloud services. That’s not to say that we don’t have … Continue reading

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A reflection on the departure of RMS – Thomas Bushnell, BSG – Medium

RMS treated the problem as being “let’s make sure we don’t criticize Minsky unfairly”, when the problem was actually, “how can we come to terms with a history of MIT’s institutional neglect of its responsibilities toward women and its apparent … Continue reading

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This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included – CNN

Housing costs have become so expensive in some cities that people are renting bunk beds in a communal home for $1,200 a month. Not a bedroom. A bed. Source: This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included – … Continue reading

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I Miss My Old Graphics

Someone on Twitter mentioned BeOS, and that got me looking over my old pictures from the previous incarnations of my blog. This was how the site looked when I hand-coded it. I miss it. I had created the graphics all … Continue reading

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