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December 11, 2014
by sjvn01
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In gadget we trust

“Windows rules!” “If it’s not a Mac, it’s not worth jack!” “There is one true operating system, Linux, and Linus Torvalds is its prophet!” Those of us who hang around tech circles have heard sentiments like these. And we’ve seen … Continue reading

March 4, 2014
by sjvn01
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GOTO (Still) Considered Harmful

Seriously Apple? Seriously? GOTOs? In your Secure-Socket Layer implementation? What were they thinking? Apple, Apple! When Ed Post wrote in 1983 that Real Programmers aren’t afraid to use GOTOs he was kidding! No one should ever use go-to statements in … Continue reading

March 4, 2013
by sjvn01
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Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

Windows fans will whine, but Net Applications’ desktop operating systems numbers don’t lie. Windows 8’s pathetic user adoption numbers can’t even keep up with Vista’s lousy numbers. Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed. More >