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Preventing unintentional use of Unintentional Programming

In my last devblog post, I introduced the concept of Unintentional Programming (UP). While written as a tongue-in-cheek parody of Intentional Programming, it’s a very real and frequently-encountered phenomenon.  Obviously, no good software engineer intends to practice UP — yet somehow, we still … Continue reading

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Unintentional Programming

In computer programming, Unintentional Programming (UP) is a programming paradigm inspired by the old adages, “Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”   It is a method for … Continue reading

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WIN+F can go WIN+FUCK itself

Some recent Windows 10 update introduced this stupid new “Feedback Hub” thing that gets triggered every time I hit WIN+F.  This is supremely obnoxious because I often do remote development on a Mac over VNC from my Windows 10 PC, … Continue reading

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Fix for SMSL M6 DAC losing USB sync and going silent due to static discharge when you touch it

Received my SMSL M6 DAC today, and it’s everything I’d hoped — except for one nagging problem: about half the time that I’d reach over to adjust the volume, the unit would stop producing sound and the PC would seem … Continue reading

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Not all DACs are created equal

One of my many hobbies, born of necessity due to playing in my own band, is audio recording and engineering.  As such, I’ve spent a good chunk of change on decent-quality entry-level audio recording and playback gear, and I’ve burned … Continue reading

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Configure Outlook to always show meeting reminders on top but without stealing keyboard focus

These instructions have been verified to work on Windows 10 with Office 2016.  These instructions will cause the reminder windows to always show on top but without stealing keyboard focus. WIN+R, C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\SELFCERT.exe Note: on some installations, it’s located instead … Continue reading

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NTFS pisses me off.

NTFS sucks.  The way it prevents files-in-use from being overwritten sucks.  It causes so many buggy system states due to Windows Updates being installed but the required reboot still pending.  Once in that state, Windows goes berzerk — random things crash, system … Continue reading

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