Feb 29

Senryu (literally ‘river willow’) is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku, with three lines of 5-7-5 syllables.  Senryu tends to be about human foibles, while haiku tends to be about nature; senryu is often cynical or darkly humorous, while haiku is serious.

Assembled from the Internet is a collection of senryu about software and computers:

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Feb 28

Quick: How long does it take to construct one million C# objects?

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Feb 24

Please check out C# 411, a new blog from the author of DevTopics that focuses on the C# programming language and .NET Framework and is full of C# information, news, tips and code.

Feb 12

“To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.”  –Paul Ehrlich

Software errors cost the U.S. economy $60 billion annually in rework, lost productivity and actual damages.  We all know software bugs can be annoying, but faulty software can also be expensive, embarrassing, destructive and deadly.  Following are 20 famous software “disasters” in chronological order:

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Feb 12

This is Part 2 of “20 Famous Software Disasters.”
See also Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4.

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Feb 12

This is Part 3 of “20 Famous Software Disasters.”
See also Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4.

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Feb 12

This is the final Part 4 of “20 Famous Software Disasters.”
See also Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

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Feb 09

When buying a new PC, should you spend the extra cash to upgrade your RAM?  Here’s a rule-of-thumb for how much memory you need to run Windows Vista:

Windows Vista RAM

  • 2 GB is minimum
  • 3 GB if you can afford it
  • 4 GB is mostly wasted (on 32-bit Vista)

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Feb 07

Netcraft’s monthly survey has found 155,583,825 sites on the World Wide Web.  The slowing global economy may have impacted the Web’s growth rate, with only 354 thousand new sites added in January compared to 5.4 million new in December.

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Feb 01

RealProgrammers

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