Monthly Archives: April 2008

'gress

Sucky day. Three crashed dev systems (you know it’s trouble when you have to use another computer as a power supply for the one that got screwed up so badly that it wouldn’t take an OS), a bunch of blue-screens, … Continue reading

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Productivity

Interesting musing on programmer productivity: Some will quickly point out that programming quality, like interest payments, compounds over time, and small differences in day-to-day productivity may turn into order-of-magnitude differences in delivery time… link One thing I’ve observed about “superstars” … Continue reading

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ubuntu fall down go boom

Let’s just say that the upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 on my Linux laptop Did Not Go Well.  (Seems to take about the same amount of time as it does on my Windows boxes to recover a productive environment; half a day … Continue reading

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Hardware Engineers are from Planet Gonzo

Hardware engineers are . . . different. Okay, I’ve done my share of soldering stuff together, then applying power in a burst of enthusiasm and seeing expensive smoke go curling up because I’d been a little hasty. (Best show: A … Continue reading

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Phew

Phew. I finally got some time and polished off a couple things that were on the burner (sorry about the delay, it took about a month for the old Atari ST stuff to even come close to being readable. I … Continue reading

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William Gibson A-B-C

A is for AI, lurking in cyberspace B is for Biz, the kind that’s best face-to-face C for the Clinic Tanks, where non-payers go D is for Dermatrodes, Deals and Dough E for the Enzymes a-slosh in your head F … Continue reading

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The Atari ST, Part 2

My memory of the ST project is scattered and biased, but here’s how I remember it, starting in July of 1984.  There are a lot of details missing; for the most part I remember the bits that I worked on, … Continue reading

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Thoughts while rebooting

I’m using my business laptop, on a plane, on battery. I passed through security with flying colors, remembering to put my pocket change and tooth fillings in a separate ziplock bag before submitting to the metal detector and the steely-eyed … Continue reading

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