• Didn’t Matter Anyway

    I’d like to share with you the lyrics of a song I have learnt to love in the past few years and which aptly describes my feelings as I contemplate my impending retirement. Didn’t matter anyway words and music by Richard Sinclair It didn’t matter anyway We’ll meet again some other day Till then keep…

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  • How many bugs in blank lines

    Did you know that a blank line can cause syntax errors? The number of blank lines that I have been responsible for maintaining is an estimate based on summary figures for projects I have worked on since the mid 90’s In 4 projects, written in C, the total lines of code and total blank lines…

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  • Avoid saying I didn’t think you’d find it

    I also learnt that when a tester complains about a problem you were already aware of the list of acceptable responses does not include “I didn’t think you’d find it” Many years later, after I’d avoided the customer care course, the following events took place 1. I found a bug in some code, only a…

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  • What did you expect

    I now understand there is more than one way to ask “Well, what did you expect?”. In the early 90’s we were developing the Technical Infrastructure being used by a number of projects for utility companies. We provided C APIs. At one customer the IBM contact called to report that when their program called our…

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  • I can use a model 29 card punch

    I used to be able to multi-punch semi-colons using a model 29 card punch. They could only do BCD – not EBCDIC For those of you who have only worked on Windows or -ix systems there are other types of character representation systems than ASCII or Unicode. IBM mainframes use(d) EBCDIC – Extended Binary Coded…

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