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35 Coding Habits to Avoid

Christian Maioli Mackeprang has an interesting post on 35 habits that can negatively affect your coding. I’ll let you read them and make your own judgments as to their value for your situation but I’d like to comment on two … Continue reading

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Russ Cox on Globbing

If you’re like me, you probably don’t think about globbing very much. It’s just a way of fuzzy matching file names in a manner reminiscent of regular expression matching. We all use it everyday but have you ever thought about … Continue reading

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Running Your Life from Your Smart Phone

Back in February, I wrote that more and more functions are being moved into our smart phones. That includes things like ATM cards, credit cards, driver licenses, and even unlocking doors. This is something I welcome—although Noonian Atall pushes back … Continue reading

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Blogs and Journals in Science

Blog readers—and since you’re reading this, that includes you—appear to having been doing something right. At least according to Daniel Lakens, an experimental psychologist who publishes the blog The 20% Statistician. In an interesting post, Lakens argues that blogs have … Continue reading

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Hacker Archetypes

Eric Raymond (ESR) has an interesting post on hacker archetypes. The list grew out of a discussion between ESR and one of his regular readers, Susan Sons. At the moment, they’ve identified 8 archetypes. You’ll want to read his post … Continue reading

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AI Loosely Defined

Since this is April 1st and no post will be taken seriously anyway, I offer this piece of wisdom, which Jean-Philippe Paradis retweeted: by today's definition, y=mx+b is an artificial intelligence bot that can tell you where a line is … Continue reading

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A Warning for Web Designers

It’s only just, after all WEB DESIGNER: (wakes up in lava) Wh...why am I in hell?SATAN: You knowWD: Was it the autopl-SATAN: It was the fucking autoplay videos, dude — Elle Oh Hell (@ElleOhHell) March 5, 2017

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ESR Evaluates Go

Last month I wrote about Eric Raymond’s (ESR) work on NTPsec and his comparison of Go and Rust with a view of replacing C with one of them as an implementation language. As part of his work on that comparison, … Continue reading

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Digital Workflow: Pocket Carry Edition

The other day, I wrote about my digital workflow and scanning and then I saw an article about putting ATM cards on our smartphones. This isn’t just pie in the sky. JPMorgan Chase already has a pilot program in four … Continue reading

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Scaling Git at Microsoft

Brian Harry has a fascinating post that discusses Microsoft’s use of Git. At first blush that may seem profoundly uninteresting but consider: for various reasons Microsoft maintains very few repositories so, for example, all of Windows core is in a … Continue reading

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