Tag Archives: analysis

Pure majority rule considered harmful

I’ve been discussing an issue on Perlmonks over the past couple days; specifically the potential for abuse of the anonymous posting feature. I’ve seen numerous threads go by discussing this, most of which have focused on restricting the anonymous user. … Continue reading

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The Node.js “he”/”they” Change: Analysis of a Social Bug

The Node.js foofaraw – concerning a fix meant to remove a “he” and switch it to a “they” – has gone all the way from a one-word patch to a monstrously-long comment chain on the patch and a core contributor … Continue reading

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When did world computing power pass the equivalent of one iPhone?

[This was originally asked on Quora, but the result of figuring this out was interesting enough that I thought I’d make it a blog post.] It’s a very interesting question, because there are so many differing kinds of computing capability … Continue reading

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CrashPlan folder date recovery

The situation: a friend had a MacBook Air whose motherboard went poof. Fortunately she had backups (almost up-to-date) in CrashPlan, so she did a restore of her home directory, which worked fine in that she had her files, but not … Continue reading

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A few days with iOS 7

tl;dr – I like it; looking forward to the GM. So, like every other iPhone user, I was *very* curious about iOS 7. As a developer, even more so. (Particularly, was I going to have to scramble to get my … Continue reading

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