I saw a BSOD today, oh boy, first in a while.
- Grab WinDBG(x64) — install the Windows Software Development Kit (from here for 8.1) and select the debugging tools in the installer.
- Set the Symbol Search Path to
A primer about technical debt, legacy code, big rewrites and ancient wisdom for non-technical managers
PDF of medium post
See also http://blog.ionelmc.ro/2014/08/14/the-three-sins-of-software-development/
Ken Thompson received the ACM Turing Award. It's a BigDealTM.
To what extent should one trust a statement that a program is free of Trojan horses? Perhaps it is more important to trust the people who wrote the software
Thompson's paper describes why that is.
Eskimo's (Inuit; ᐃᓄᐃᑦ) have 100s of words for snow. Except they don't. The Eskimo Hoax explains.
Richard Branson hit the UK news recently with some comment/statement/assertion about his employees not having set vacation limits or a policy to follow. Unsurprisingly, it reminded me of the Netflix HR non-policy slides that hit the tech sphere a few years back. I was interested in how Branson's …
A PowerShell script that remembers where you've been and makes it really easy to Jump there → https://github.com/tkellogg/Jump-Location
MOST WINNING A/B TEST RESULTS ARE ILLUSORY Martin Goodson (DPhil) Jan 2014
Demonstrates how application of standard statistical techniques are equally valid when applied to A/B testing, and how missing these can result in erronous conculsions being drawn from A/B test results.
- statistical power
- multiple …
A post to capture Git related goodness. The secret sauce? Branch early and often but merge and kill branches too.
Create a directory with your project
To create a Git repro. If you want a
bare repro (i.e. because you're …
A fragment to execute a process on Windows:
from subprocess import Popen
proc = Popen("vi \"" + filename + "\"", shell=True )
vi (whatever that might be on a Windows box). Note that while Python is pretty good from a crossplatform perspective, it's not the best when it …