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Archive for January 27th, 2021

NDC 2019 Keynote: Welcome to the Machine – Hadi Hariri – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/27

I am really glad this keynote got recorded. Still very relevant, it is as much about software development as it is about society.

Go watch it, as it gives you reason to think about your role in the software development process, and in the information fire hose at large.

Back in the days, David Intersimone was right when he created the regular blog post “Sip from the Firehose” (for early materials, see [WayBack] GetPublished – Author Information: Firehose).

The talk main thread is about current and ever growing overload of information which basically makes it disinformation, combined with the abundance of “AI” recording devices around you that basically make you the product.

Basically we reached all the tick marks of these books:

The session is not just about “how bad is the situation” (it is very), but also provides directions on how to get out of it for both people in the development process, as well as consumers, producers and sharers of information.



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Few remember the ancestry of programming languages

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/27

A while ago, I saw this tweet:

It mentions LISP (nowadays mostly called Lisp), likely because their derivatives like Scheme and Clojure still actively mention their ancestry.

ALGOL is not in the list, but has had so much influence on modern programming. So here the thread that followed:


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On my research list: Delphi “Package Cache” subtree

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/27

On one of the sites, when having some Delphi package registration issues, the standard measure was to delete the complete Package Cache subtree (like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0\Package Cache).

Since there is so little information about it, it is on my list of things to eventually research.

Some links I already found, but had no time for to fully read:

Unrelated: You should not delete the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\? – Super User, but matched my initial delphi registry “Package Cache” – Google Search.

Yup, I did it: I added an “Undocumented Delphi” category.


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