English

“Buy the farm” in North American slang for dying.

When a military pilot with a stricken airplane attempted to crash land in a farmer’s field, he would destroy a portion of the farmer’s crops for which the US government paid reimbursement to the farmer. If it were a bad crash-landing destroying most of the crops then the crash would cause the buying of the whole farm

Firefox resistfingerpringing setting

The flags privacy.resistfingerprinting.* in about:config. Let’s test this and see what happens.

Presentations format

Clear is better than clever uses a nice way to publish a presentation: slide on top and any test notes on the bottom. Never seen that before and it’s nice.

Articles

Kernighan’s layer

Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it? Main points:

  • Implement below your ability, and you get to debug in the “flow” area.
  • Implement at your ability, and the debugging will be frustrating, but you gain skill.

Quotes

stop starting and start finishing (HN)