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  1. The fmt library - 2021 March 26

    Recently I found out about the fmt library for C++ and I like what I see (so far at least)


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  2. Why isn't version control on the curriculum - 2021 March 13

    I can't for the life of me understand why in 2021 there are so called "software engineering" courses that do not teach version control at any point in the curriculum


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  3. How wide are the underlying data types for Python integers - 2021 March 11

    Here's how you can find out how many bytes wide the underlying data structures are for Python integers.


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  4. The state of C++ education in 2021 - 2021 March 10

    The state of c++ education in 2021 is still disturbingly substandard in many places.


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  5. Vending machine controller test platform - 2021 March 06

    Having a specific purpose vending machine test platform can be a hugely beneficial thing for developing products in the vending space. This is a niche product that I could potentially make.


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  6. Legacy networking protocols - 2021 February 26

    There used to be a number of networking protocols created by vendors, many of these aren't used at all anymore.


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  7. Knowing when to give up on legacy projects - 2021 January 10

    Sometimes legacy projects are past the point of being salvageable, knowing when to capitulate and go for the re-write is an important skill. Even when you know what to do the sunk cost fallacy can make it hard to follow through on the right decision.


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  8. Dependency management in code files is not great - 2021 January 03

    Managing dependencies via executable code files seems OK but actually turns into a massive pain, here's why.


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  9. Please stop making arbitrary password restrictions - 2020 November 08

    Making arbitrary length limits on passwords is not good for your users and makes the overall internet less secure. If you do this please stop and fix your systems, if you see other people do it please encourage them to fix it. Also when you see poorly implemented password policies it is often a sign of deeper troubles existing.


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