Tag Archives: computer

Experience and skill in software development

I just spotted a number of hits from Ars Technica to my blog. It is a regular event that one of my blog posts gets posted in some online discussion, causing a noticeable spike in my statistics. When it does, … Continue reading

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Funny search terms

I find it fun to look at the stats on my blog, and see the search terms that brought people here. Some of them are quite funny. So I’ve decided to collect them, and give you a selection: make windows … Continue reading

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Linux, the Dunning-Kruger OS

Over the years, I’ve seen a pattern emerge. I have documented this on various occasions. Such as the time when Jed Smith thought he knew about Windows security features such as ACLs. Or that time when Linus thought he had … Continue reading

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The problem with free/open source software

I have recently obtained two Apple Mac Mini G4 machines. They date from 2005, but I did not immediately associate them with retro-programming (I would think they’d have to be quite a bit older for that). They both were unable … Continue reading

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Haswell Hasarrived

Intel has launched its new generation of Core i5/i7 processors, codenamed Haswell. If you are familiar with Intel’s tick-tock strategy, this is a ‘tock’: a microarchitecture update on existing process technology. In this case the 22 nm process which is … Continue reading

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Just keeping it Metro

Yes, Metro, not Retro. Or actually I should say Windows Store App now. As in, the new interface for Windows 8, mainly aimed at tablets and smartphones. Namely, I got myself a Windows 8 Pro update early on, at a … Continue reading

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Latency and stuttering with 3D acceleration

The other day, I read this interesting article on Anandtech about the GPU stuttering issues that were recently discovered with AMD cards. I wanted to do a quick write-up about that, since it relates to what I am doing. As … Continue reading

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