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Links from my inbox August 06 2022

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Good Reads

  • 2022-06-19 Code rant: The Configuration Complexity Clock

    When I was a young coder, just starting out in the big scary world of enterprise software, an older, far more experienced chap gave me a stern warning about hard coding values in my software. “They will have to change at some point, and you don’t want to

Productivity... yeah


The Clippy Project

Clippy for Visual Studio:





C# Blogs



How the things work

  • 2022-08-03 The Illustrated TLS 1.3 Connection: Every Byte Explained

    Every byte explained and reproduced In this demonstration a client connects to a server, negotiates a TLS 1.3 session, sends "ping", receives "pong", and then terminates the session. Click below to begin exploring.

Boring stuff

  • 2022-08-07 GDPR For Developers By Example Blether

    GDPR has been in place for years now, and we’re starting to learn more and more about how it’s going to be enforced and what it really means. The many questions people had that could only be answered by court decisions have now been answered. Over the past years, I’ve seen systems try and fail to correct implement GDPR. Here are the things I’ve learnt from court decisions and from mistakes made.

Watch Me!

The Man Who Killed Millions and Saved Billions

From Wikipedia:

Fritz Haber was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his invention of the Haber–Bosch process, a method used in industry to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen gas and hydrogen gas. This invention is important for the large-scale synthesis of fertilizers and explosives. It is estimated that two thirds of annual global food production uses ammonia from the Haber–Bosch process, and that this supports nearly half the world population. Oh shit...

1979: Will WORD PROCESSORS start a HOME WORKING revolution? | Past Predictions | BBC Archive

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