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Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman

I haven’t read it, but this guy liked it. It’s in my queue.

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Written by Ry Jones

9 February 2014 at 7:00

Posted in Tech

Which is it?

From the front page of news.com. The articles are right next to each other – no editing needed.
Confused

Written by Ry Jones

31 January 2014 at 7:00

Posted in Tech

It kills me

I see some puff piece like this and there’s no ticker symbol next to Sun Microsystems. eBay survived and fucking Sun bit it. I may not bleed purple but I really enjoyed my time in NSPG and the products we worked on.

Written by Ry Jones

28 January 2014 at 7:00

Posted in Tech

X^Z would be proud

Tim pointed out in a comment on my previous post the existence of the W33 artillery shell, which (in a section headed Disinformation) is supposedly a double gun design: you fire the shell from a gun, then it fires two guns to detonate. Yo, dawg.

Written by Ry Jones

18 December 2013 at 15:01

Posted in Tech

Talk to me about ELVIS

Working in NSPG at Sun was a great joy. Scott stuck Sun’s finger in the eye of ITAR for a while; in the end, we gave up.

Written by Ry Jones

10 May 2013 at 12:00

Posted in RKBA, Tech

Lead lined wallets, anyone?

Written by Ry Jones

24 April 2013 at 20:10

Posted in Tech

Delta between luxury cars and plebeian ones

Wired talks about the number of radars and lightbulbs (0) in the newest Mercedes. It isn’t all fit and finish; I like the auto follow and lane minder.

Written by Ry Jones

7 December 2012 at 5:59

Posted in Tech

Modern software requiring disabling of UAC? No thanks.

Picked up a D-Link DCS-930L for cheap; plugged it in, upgraded firmware, all that. Went to install the desktop software and it requires disabling UAC to run; I don’t know what kind of developers they have over a D-Link, but no, I’m not disabling UAC just to use your webcam.

Written by Ry Jones

14 November 2012 at 10:48

Posted in Tech

Falsehoods (or, reasonable assumptions programmers make)

Written by Ry Jones

27 August 2012 at 12:04

Posted in Tech

Develop an app for Windows 8, take home some cheddar

$200k on the line, here. It’s unclear if $100k or $140k is the top prize possible, but there it is.

Written by Ry Jones

13 July 2012 at 11:15

Posted in Tech

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