Today we cover one of the primary building blocks for blockchain – Hash Functions.
Today I cover a small “oops” from the UK health center, and extend some thoughts on its relationship to “Real Programming”.
How I’m trying to keep sane while working remote. Some basic guidelines I’ve adopted over years of remote work.
Today I discuss the implications of ethics in software development. We’ll take a look at some of my personal experience, and 2 new Netflix documentaries: The Social Dilemma, and Challenger: The Final Flight.
A look at major new developments in the coding world for C/C++ – and some brief talk on Amazon BottleRocket and Microsoft’s Hyper-V advancements.
For new and aspiring developers – in this episode I answer the #1 question asked from future coders – should I go to college? Pros and Cons of a college degree and the University system.
Contents: The Cold Truth of Job Seeking. Beware of For-Profit systems. Selecting a Degree. The actual meaning of a Computer Science degree.
We return to the early 80s and 90s to discuss the rise of consumer access to Usenet and the following decline of the service and its rise to the ranks of the undead.
Today, we go back in time to the late 70’s and observe the events that led to the creation of newgroups and usenet. Especially as this podcast covers historic events, factual corrections will be attached to the original post and/or episode as required.
Sources in essay form will be included as a follow-up to the next episode.
After repeated encouragement from friends and coworkers, I’ve decided to take a dive into the world of podcasting. We’ll see if this is something that can keep going or not – but for now, I introduce the first episode of my podcast for this site.
So, after some consideration, I’ve decided to resurrect my previous efforts at building a Linux distribution. Mostly – because I’d like to tinker with a light-weight Linux that’s easily customizable. Something that really goes “back to basics”.
My first experiments were attempting to bootstrap a Clang/Musl build variant. Ugh!
My initial environment was Ubuntu 18.04 – with a modern C++ toolchain. I thought it’d be easy to populate a chroot environment, especially without cross compiling required. The LLVM code looks generally pretty clean – big, it does a lot, but clean. The build system though? See my previous comments on build system messes. The ‘one repo’ approach assumes a rather complete environment and does not bootstrap well to a new rootfs. I thought a hacky compile from source build would be neat – but this does not seem doable.
Too much time spent on this today, time to go outside and enjoy the sun.