* Posts by chronicdashedgehog

22 posts • joined 20 Jul 2018

Windows Terminal hits the big 1.0: Fit for production?


It's not really a terminal emulator is it? More of a shell wrapper

What is WebAssembly? And can you really compile C/C++ to it? And it'll run in browsers? Allow us to explain in this gentle introduction


Re: Heard all these promises before.. about 25 years ago...


'Supporting Internet Explorer is hell': Web developers identify top needs – new survey


Re: Interesting that the communty here seems almost unified for once

Seems to be using Aurora CMS. CM systems aren't renowned for their efficiency

Microsoft emits long-term support .NET Core 3.1, Visual Studio 16.4


Re: Proof in the pudding

You can still download the client redistributable for .NET 1 from 2002. There's no reason to presume Core will be any different

Buy Amazon's tiny $99 keyboard so you can make terrible AI music for all your friends


At last. Never again will anyone have to either compose music or spend years mastering an instrument.

The Future == Utopia

Humans of the future will have so much free time on their hands.

In Rust We Trust: Stob gets behind the latest language craze


Re: Do...While

But you might read once while the boss is watching ;-)


Re: Do...While

Agreed - haven't used an 'until' loop in years

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update


Re: thank god.....

True. My ears were damaged by playing my minidisc walkman way too loud while commuting years ago. Now I have to listen to everything very very loud


Re: thank god.....

My Celestion DL6s are still going strong thanks ;-)

Without any apparent irony, Google marks Chrome's 'small' role in web ecosystem



Just an excuse to force you to scale up your hosting

What is this, 2016? A rummage around in 7th-gen iPad innards shows repurposed tech within


I like the Value Added Satire tbh

COBOL: Five little letters that if put on a CV would ensure stable income for many a greybeard coder


Re: First language

I used RM-COBOL on UNIX in the late 90s. I used to have 'fun' emulating basic GUI features using screen overlays. I even created basic windows and drop down menus once. Tbh, it was quite satisfying at the time.

I have a major soft spot for COBOL and to this day I'm not scared of too much typing ;-)

Developer reconsiders npm command-line ad caper after outcry


Re: Pay fairly for digital goods and labor

That's an interesting take on it. I agree

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again


Re: Hummmmm

Ironically, COBOL's quite safe for financial applications. Maybe we need to start using languages suited to the problem domain again.

Just the small matter of the bill for scrapping Blighty's old nuclear submarines: It's £7.5bn


Re: why not strip the weapons and upgrade them

What if we were really desperate - like in the film 'Battleship'?

They'd make a great tourist attraction

Tedious Service Bulletin: No prizes for guessing which UK bank's services are DOWN for business users


Re: Why do they still have customers?

They rely on people being as lazy as me. It's not my main account. If it was I'd have cleared off by now


I logged into my personal account earlier. The login page froze so I looked in the console. SignalR was trying to connect to a hub on

Can they provide the server code so I can run it in Visual Studio?

Sounds like some dev config may have strayed into prod ;-)

Excuses, excuses: Furious MPs probe banking TITSUPs*


You may be able to fool MPs with talk of 'corrupt messages' but we all know it was just duff change control and risk management

UK ruling party's conference app editable by world+dog, blabs members' digits


I'm surprised they needed an app given that the party has so few members. Hand written invites and an A4 list of names would have sufficed

Fallover Friday: NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank go TITSUP*


When I worked for HBOS, such critical changes were always done at 3am on a Sunday morning.

They were fairly good at IT risk mitigation but obviously fairly poor at mitigating financial risk.

'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks


Re: a damp squid

Upvoted just for your username

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?


...it would probably taste like Daz or fizzy grapefruit


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