* Posts by Mr..So..Serious

5 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Sep 2009

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

Big Brother


OK, so if I spot any dodgy looking characters fiddling with the power switches in the server room for more than 100 hours, I should be worried?

p.s. Why does your big brother avatar look so similar to Rafa Benitez?

MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?


Understanding code VS. understanding the IDE

One aspect of this debate which you haven't fully touched on is the extent to which (particularly junior) programmers will end up knowing how things work in their IDE rather than understanding the underlying language / platform. IDE's started out being a productivity tool for users who know what they're doing, and ended up being a crutch for sub-standard programmers who can't understand their language / platform without the IDE.

There again, maybe this all comes under the banner of "vendor lock-in", not that I'm suggesting this is anything other than an unintended (but nevertheless advantageous) consequence for the vendors ;-)

Intel unloads 32-nanometer Cores blitz


Is this it?

Is this it for Intel's big announcement? Are we likely to see any kinds of benchmarks or reviews of the new parts or even a few more details?

Palestine mobile operator struggles for room to breathe



No, me neither.

Zend ushers PHP onto cloud of clouds



Cant believe Zend are wasting time on all this fluffy cloud bullshit while their built in SOAP libraries are such a complete and utter disaster!! What a gip!