Monthly Archives: December 2002

Deblaming

Debugging is not about placing blame. Debugging is not about placing blame. Debugging is not about placing blame. Debugging is not about placing blame. (Debugging is about finding out what’s wrong, fixing it, then going to the responsible party’s cubical … Continue reading

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Frustration

Analogy time. A person is going to make a cake. They have five or ten pounds of really good, premium quality cake flour. However, something inexplicable happens in their head when they’re putting it together, they think: “Sure, I can … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

A little over a year ago, when the Borders in Sunnyvale opened, I feared that it would affect sales at local bookstores. My fears proved correct; I found out today that the Stacey’s Books in Cupertino is closing early next … Continue reading

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Watching the watchers

From the Cypherpunks list, a recent discussion about watching the watchers: Consider the meaning of reverse-panopticon. Find federal employees and let them know “we’re watching you” but don’t identify “we”. Publish public info. Do this for executives in firms that … Continue reading

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Imperial Storm Troopers

In July of 1984, Jack Tramiel bought Atari. Tramiel had a reputation as a hard-driven, hard-bargaining businessman whose motto was, “Business is war.” The news that Atari had been purchased came as a quite a shock; Atari had been bleeding … Continue reading

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