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Technology musings by Niall Douglas
ned Productions Consulting
(an expert advice and services company based in Ireland)


Saturday 27th August 2016 12.54pm

You've not seen much from me these past six weeks here, this is because I've been spending every spare hour preparing the material for CppCon 2016 which is just three weeks away now. As a quick summary of my outside-of-work programming time since the ACCU 2016 conference last April: * May-June: Writing a next generation code testing engine for C++ which is how code testing ought to always have be done.

Saturday 27th August 2016 12.49pm

You've not seen much from me these past six weeks here, this is because I've been spending every spare hour preparing the material for CppCon 2016 which is just three weeks away now. As a quick summary of my outside-of-work programming time since the ACCU 2016 conference last April: * May-June: Writing a next generation code testing engine for C++ which is how code testing ought to always have be done.

Monday 18th July 2016 8.34pm

Like a lot of people with children, found that single USB chargers were taking up all our spare power sockets, especially given the large uk socket. So bought this multi port USB charger shown, this particular model I chose specifically for the amperage readout because I can tell (a) if a device is slow charging due to a bad cable and (b) when all the devices are charged using a single glance.

Sunday 3rd July 2016 12.31pm

Well, rock on Microsoft for once. Bug fixes to the latest Linux Subsystem for Windows now makes flawless cmake and SSH servers, so yes you can actually fire up VS2015 with its remote Linux project plugin and compile and debug Linux programs natively on Windows 10. X11 apps also now mostly work, I very nearly can get all the way onto a 'startkde', it just fails at the very end. Impressive.

Thursday 30th June 2016 11.09pm

I am currently typing to you from a brand new install of Windows 10 bleeding edge Insider edition, installed solely in order to gain access to the new Linux Subsystem for Windows which comes with the very newest Windows 10s (my laptop's Windows 10 had been refusing to upgrade for some months now, so a reinstall was unavoidable). This new subsystem lets you run existing Linux binaries on Windows as if they were native applications, something which FreeBSD of course has been doing for years, but well it's enormously more useful on Windows than on BSD.

Monday 27th June 2016 10.59am

My CppCon talk "Memory mapped distributed mutual exclusion using Proposed Boost.AFIO (asynchronous filesystem and file i/o)" has been accepted for presentation at CppCon 2016 in Seattle this September. My thanks to the Programme Committee for taking a bit of a risk on this topic, because as you'll see from the proposed abstract it is not certain if the topic is even feasible (if it isn't, I'll present the results of my failure :) ) "At CppCon 2015 we studied the concurrency fundamentals of the filing system (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRWMGBjlO8).

Monday 27th June 2016 10.59am

My CppCon talk "Memory mapped distributed mutual exclusion using Proposed Boost.AFIO (asynchronous filesystem and file i/o)" has been accepted for presentation at CppCon 2016 in Seattle this September. My thanks to the Programme Committee for taking a bit of a risk on this topic, because as you'll see from the proposed abstract it is not certain if the topic is even feasible (if it isn't, I'll present the results of my failure :) ) "At CppCon 2015 we studied the concurrency fundamentals of the filing system (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRWMGBjlO8).

Monday 27th June 2016 10.58am

My CppCon talk "Memory mapped distributed mutual exclusion using Proposed Boost.AFIO (asynchronous filesystem and file i/o)" has been accepted for presentation at CppCon 2016 in Seattle this September. My thanks to the Programme Committee for taking a bit of a risk on this topic, because as you'll see from the proposed abstract it is not certain if the topic is even feasible (if it isn't, I'll present the results of my failure :) ) "At CppCon 2015 we studied the concurrency fundamentals of the filing system (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRWMGBjlO8).

Tuesday 31st May 2016 10.52pm

As at every time this year for the 1st June, here is the latest trend graph for consumer hard drives vs SSDs per inflation adjusted dollar between 1980 and right now in 2016. Very little has changed since last year, everything is following their trend line. The SSDs trend curve has raised itself slightly but still shows no sign of ever intercepting the hard drive trend line. I think it'll

Tuesday 31st May 2016 10.52pm

As at every time this year for the 1st June, here is the latest trend graph for consumer hard drives vs SSDs per inflation adjusted dollar between 1980 and right now in 2016. Very little has changed since last year, everything is following their trend line. The SSDs trend curve has raised itself slightly but still shows no sign of ever intercepting the hard drive trend line. I think it'll

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