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Why Plain Text

Recently Chris Wellons shared some an really interesting thoughts on why a lot of programmers tend to flock to certain kinds of tools – powerful text editors, plain text formats, markup over WYSIWYG and etc.. Here is what he said … Continue reading

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This is why we can’t have nice things – a response to Jeffrey McManus

Some of you have probably heard about the University of Florida scandal by now. If not, here is a quick recap: they axed their Computer Science Department, fired everyone they could, publicly humiliated the tenured professors they couldn’t fire and … Continue reading

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Passwords are Inherently Insecure

Passwords are really bad from security standpoint. They positively, absolutely suck. You know how I know that? Because I can actually remember a lot of peoples passwords, that I never asked for. People just tell them to me while I … Continue reading

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