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PCPlus 320: Error detection and correction

OK, I admit it. I’ve been in the programming industry for more years that I care to count, and although I’d vaguely considered error detection in the past, it wasn’t until I did some research for this next article that I finally got to have some understanding of it all. And not only error detection but correction too: now that was pure magic. But, as with all these things, once you get the basic idea about how it works, all the magic gets stripped away. […]


Scientists in Paris

We were vacationing in Paris last week in a hotel in the 16eme arrondissement, just outside the boundary of the 8eme. We’d stayed there before, but I noticed this time that several streets in the vicinity has names commemorating scientists and mathematicians. I thought it would be fun to take pictures of the ones I could find that were close and put them in a collage: […]


Inline scripts: sometimes the web is just screwed up

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite commands in the browser is “View Page Source”, especially on a site that’s modern, visually attractive, or shows off some clever interactions. After all, I’m a developer: I like to find out how things work so I can, if I want to, replicate on my own web sites. […]