The Gender Fluid IT Crisis

Most everyone reading this is familiar with the Y2K crisis where lots of computer systems simply weren’t going to work after December 31, 1999. Many conspiracy theorists believe it was a scam to earn more money and that there never was a crisis. The theorists are wrong. IT workers put in millions and millions of …

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C++ 11 and Qt — Part 5 Constructor Initializer List Religion

Okay, we are going to cover this one last time. If you are new to C++ programming you probably don’t know the doo-doo storm I kicked off bringing the subject up earlier in this series of posts. There are a few things which will start a bar fight among programmers. The first is declaring a …

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What is with QPRC?

I’ve been sitting on this stock forever, well, since some time in 2000. Actually, I had made some money with it in the prior year or so, got out, then started getting back in as it started to climb again. They used to be called Quest Products Corporation. This was back during the Hay Day …

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Y2K Phase Two

Scammed this from a message in comp.os.vms –2010 Date Recognition Problems (January 5, 2010) German payment cards are not the only technology to be hit with problems recognizing dates in the new year. (See story below.) Smartphone users running Windows Mobile are getting text messages dated 2016. Symantec’s Endpoint Protection manager is labeling signatures dated …

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