- 9 April 2007: I've just downloaded the FogBugz for Visual Studio 2005 plugin, and I'm taking it for a spin.
- 11 January 2008: The Economist brings its customary skeptical perspective to the software-as-a-service market.
- 8 January 2009: Ashlee Vance introduces the open-source statistical analysis programming environment R, one that challenges proprietary packages.
- 10 January 2010: Junk Charts provides some how-I-did-it code in the statistical programming language R.
- 12 January 2011: Michael Donohoe describes an update [to the] New York Times's Emphasis feature, which enables readers and bloggers to deep link to individual paragraphs within a story.
- 9 January 2012: "I decided to follow the single-letter style and called it C, leaving open the question whether the name represented a progression through the alphabet or through the letters in BCPL."
- 7 January 2013: Aaron Souppouris gets a quick look at the XO-4 convertible at CES.
- 2 January 2014: As product owner Patrick Cooper explains in an unusually frank post, our launch a couple of weeks ago was actually our second try.
- 2 January 2015: Sylvia Tippmann offers a brief introduction for scientists to the programming language R and its ecosystem.
- 11 January 2016: Dalmeet Singh Chawla introduces Depsy, a service that seeks to measure the contributions made by researchers to the body of software that powers science.
- 30 January 2017: Antonia Cereijido and Alina Selyukh ask, "Why Aren't There More Women in Tech?"
20 November 2017
I just happened to notice that the 10-year blogaversary for this low-volume property had passed in April without recognition. So, belatedly, here’s the first sentence (more or less) of the first post of each year from this blog:
24 September 2017
Boerge Svingen walks us through the log-based architecture that powers digital publishing at the New York Times. Now that we are in the era where disk isn't just cheap, it's effectively free, a storage-heavy approach like this can make sense.
22 August 2017
A good interview question: give your prospect the setup described by Jane Bailey in "Time to Transfer," and cut off the answer after this text:
The logic was still in place. In fact, the logs showed that the data hadn't been moved until 5 minutes after it was marked to be moved. But the confirmation page had generated in mere seconds. How could this possibly have occurred?Give your prospect a point for each possible (even impossible) explanation of the defect.
"It just doesn't make sense," she complained to her coworker.