The DigiStump ATTiny85 board is a really attractive bit of hardware. It’s cheap, it can be accessed via the on-board USB connector, and while it hasn’t got the advanced hardware features of its bigger kin, there are a lot of things you can do with its small number of ports, ( more… )
Really. Between Evolution’s penchant for creating non-deletable – and defective – account associations and gnome-keyring’s useless pop-up dialogs, the whole thing almost makes Microsoft Windows seem attractive. Then again, gnome is, by and large, a slavish attempt to imitate many of Windows’ more obnoxious features. Like the Windows Registry. Honestly. ( more… )
One of my greatest peeves in working with Java in the Enterprise is the fact that everyone+dog seems to think they can do a better job on application security than the Java architects. OK, so there’s some really awful stuff that’s part of the Java standards, but nevertheless, rolling your ( more… )
disclaimer: I’m about to show my age. My first “IDE” was an IBM 029 keypunch machine. I keyed programs in FORTRAN, COBOL, Assembler and PL/1. When I messed up, I threw away the defective cards and punched new ones. After waiting in line for a free keypunch machine. Over the ( more… )
And we’re off to the races.