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severak 3.7.2021 15:13:18

The Untold Story of SQLite - CoRecursive Podcast

On today's show, I'm talking to Richard Hipp about surviving becoming core infrastructure for the world. SQLite is everywhere. It's in your web browser, it's in your phone, it's probably in your car, and it's definitely in commercial planes. It's where your iMessages and WhatsApp messages are stored, and if you do a find on your computer for *.db, you'll... […]

severak 8.2.2021 10:09:48

Making Sense of The Audio Stack On Unix

Audio on Unix is a little zoo, there are so many acronyms for projects and APIs that it's easy to get lost. Let's tackle that issue! Most articles are confusing because they either use audio technical jargon, or because they barely scratch the surface and leave people clueless. A little knowledge can be dangerous.

severak 20.11.2020 15:54:27

FrontPage: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Microsoft FrontPage has its thorns, but don't discount the fact that those thorns are attached to a rose.

severak 20.11.2020 13:24:08

Windows Subsystem for Linux: The lost potential -

If you have followed Windows 10 at all during the last few years, you know that the Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL for short, is the hot topic among developers. You can finally run your Linux tooling on Windows as a first class citizen, which means you no longer have to learn PowerShell or, god forbid, suffer through the ancient CMD.EXE console. Unfortunately, not everything is as rosy as it sounds.

severak 11.8.2020 10:02:14

They Write the Right Stuff

As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million pounds of rocket fuel, exhaling noxious fumes, visibly impatient to defy gravity, its on-board computers take command.

severak 5.8.2020 11:43:23

PHP - The Wrong Way

This website has been created in an attempt to present a pragmatic view on PHP programming. A view dictated by experience and practical consequence rather than popular trends, theory, or academic dogma.

severak 22.7.2020 09:34:27

Native image lazy-loading for the web

This post covers the loading attribute and how it can be used to control the loading of images.

severak 29.5.2020 09:12:14

[c][explained] Demystifying Pointers — What are they?


severak 27.5.2020 15:02:58

Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself

For the past four years, I've worked as a software developer at Google. On February 1st, I quit. It was because they refused to buy me a Christmas present.

severak 21.5.2020 09:59:42

Roll Your Own Frameworks

Introduction When I build an application, I build frameworks along the way. I recently realized that not everybody thinks this is normal, so I thought I'd give a description of what I do and why I thi

severak 15.5.2020 09:55:50

Vietnam's contact tracing app broadcasting a fixed ID

Prologue Bluezone  ( Android , iOS ) is a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app sponsored by the Government of Vietnam and developed by a c...

severak 5.2.2020 11:20:12

What is SAP?

What's SAP? And why is it worth $163B? Every year companies spend $41B on enterprise resource planning software, commonly known as ERP. Today, almost every large business has some sort of ERP system implemented. But most smaller businesses generally don’t purchase any ERP system off the shelf, and most

severak 28.1.2020 17:08:11

KnightOS was an interesting operating system

KnightOS is an operating system I started writing about 10 years ago, for Texas Instruments line of z80 calculators — the TI-73, TI-83+, TI-84+, and similar calculators are supported. It still gets the rare improvements, but these days myself and most of the major contributors are just left with starry eyed empty promises to themselves that one day they’ll do one of those big refactorings we’ve been planning… for 4 or 5 years now.

severak 22.1.2020 10:39:45

PHP Sucks! But I Like It!

I read a rather interesting post yesterday called PHP: a fractal of bad design. It’s been getting a lot of traffic among the PHP community lately because it’s rather inflammatory. But to be honest, it

severak 17.1.2020 14:42:15

A lazy fix 20 years ago means the Y2K bug is taking down computers now

The millennium bug is back with a vengeance, after programmers in the 1990s simply pushed the problem back by 20 years

severak 16.1.2020 09:25:18

Pressure Based Anti-Spam for Discord Bots

Back when Discord was a wee little chat platform with no rate limiting whatsoever, it's API had already been reverse-engineered by a bunch of bot developers who then went around spamming random servers with so many messages it would crash the client. My friends and I were determined to keep our discord server public, so I went about creating the first anti-spam bot for Discord. I am no longer maintaining this bot beyond simple bugfixes because I have better things to do with my time, and I'm tired of people trying to use it because “it's the best anti-spam bot” even after I deprecated it.

severak 2.1.2020 15:05:32

Guide to Windows Batch Scripting - /* steve jansen */

I love shell scripting – it’s the duct tape of programming to me. Low cost, high benefit. And it feels like art, where one can learn to …

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