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When I look back at the blog items I post linking to interesting developer essays and articles, many of them are originally from osnews.com.  OSNews is a frequently updated blog that posts lots of small items every day.  While nominally about operating systems, they really cover a much broader domain including websites and technology companies.  They do an outstanding job of bringing early attention to interesting technology essays that I don't see mentioned elsewhere.



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Article: 20 months tracking down an elusive bug in code

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Nice article on tracking down an elusive unpredictable problem that was related to an operating system bug.

Flaky failures are the worst. In this particular investigation, which spanned twenty months, we suspected hardware failure, compiler bugs, linker bugs, and other possibilities. Jumping too quickly to blaming hardware or build tools is a classic mistake, but in this case the mistake was that we weren’t thinking big enough. Yes, there was a linker bug, but we were also lucky enough to have hit a Windows kernel bug which is triggered by linkers!

https://randomascii....-windows-kernel-bug/

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Design difficulties of making the stealth game Thief

Nice short video on the design difficulties of making one of the early first person stealth games, Thief:
https://arstechnica....g-almost-didnt-work/



Find and Run Robot (FARR) v2.233.01 Released

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A new version of Find and Run Robot (v2.233) has been released, with several bug fixes and new features.

Download Latest Version from Official Web Page: HERE.

Screenshot Captor v4.27.3 Released

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A new version of Screenshot Captor (v4.27.3) has been released, with several bug fixes and new features.

Download Latest Version from Official Web Page: HERE.

The remains of the anonymous exhibitionist site Chatroullette

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For those who weren't around when Chatroullette came about -- it was (is) a site that matched random webcam users up for anonymous connections, where you would randomly meet people from across the globe.  It quickly turned into a random online exhibitionism tool.

In 2010, Chatroulette was the “it” site. It was profiled religiously, as was its eventual rise and decline in popularity. By June of that year, reporters had gone from singing its praise as “the future of the internet” to writing its obituary (“Cause of death: penises”)... The men who remain — and make no mistake, they are overwhelmingly men — still consider it a place to waste a little time online... Between the occasional, curious user who is truly interested in just chatting, are the ones everyone has come to expect: the on-cam men jerking off.

https://www.theverge...-chat-male-community


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