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Archive for June 24th, 2020

Go pick a leaf of that tree!

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/24

Still a very good (Dutch) read by mentor (not only Agile, also DCI and Marching) Robby Overvliet [WayBack/] Go pick a leaf of that tree!:

Ben jij Agile? Weet je het zeker? Tuurlijk het whiteboard hangt en de stickies schuiven vrolijk van links naar rechts. Dagelijks is daar netjes de standup en andere feedback loops doen hun ding.


One of the cool things is that he learned a lot from Charlie Anderson, that I recollect from the Borland and Quattro Pro days. What a smal world (:

On Charlie:


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On my research list: Unum – The End of (Numeric) Error

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/24

From about 4 years ago, so time to see how many development stacks support Unum by now: [WayBackThe End of (Numeric) Error

Crunching numbers was the prime task of early computers. The common element of these early computers is they all used integer arithmetic. John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations.

Back then, I found these links through my G+ circles:

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Git – Credential Storage: caching for some time (and removing it)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/24

From [WayBackGit – Credential Storage:

Git has a few options provided in the box:

  • The default is not to cache at all. Every connection will prompt you for your username and password.
  • The “cache” mode keeps credentials in memory for a certain period of time. None of the passwords are ever stored on disk, and they are purged from the cache after 15 minutes.

$ git config --global credential.helper cache

The cache helper accepts the --timeout <seconds> option, which changes the amount of time its daemon is kept running (the default is 900, or 15 minutes).

This is a one time config setting.

To remove it, use this command:

$ git config --global unset credential.helper cache


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“Here’a nickel, kid. Get yourself a better computer.” 25th anniversary

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/24

Today 25 years ago: [WayBack] Dilbert Comic Strip on 1995-06-24 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Wally approaches another employee and says, “Hold it right there, buddy.”

Wally continues, “That scruffy beard . . . those suspenders . . . that smug expression . . .”

Wally concludes, “You’re one of those condescending Unix computer users!”

The man responds, “Here’a nickel, kid. Get yourself a better computer.”

It was a play on the tiny Here’s a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer fragment from [WayBack] single.h:

#if _FP_W_TYPE_SIZE < 32
#error "Here's a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer."

Not much has changed for Dilbert, apart that by now, the transcripts have been put on-line, something I wanted to do some 15 years ago with OCR.

Seems somebody did it, and made it official too. Woot!

On the computing side, we still seem to be well in the 64-bit era, just like when I posted 20 years ago today: Here’s a nickel kid. Go buy yourself a real computer.

I wonder that really has changed in the past 5 years, and how long the “here’s a nickel” will stay relevant.

Via these tweets that helped me remind to post:

There is more gold in that thread. See below (:


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