I’ve been blogging for 10 years. 10. Freaking. Years. To celebrate, I’m moving my blog to medium.com. Follow me over there: https://medium.com/@djsmith42 Happy blogging!
Note: This article is a work in progress. Parts are unclear and not representative. A revised version is coming soon. Recently, the whiteboard interview has gotten some bad press, but I don’t think it’s the whiteboard’s fault. As a long-time friend of the whiteboard interview, I feel compelled to defend it. And while I can’t […]
I was trying to repair my TV, and I wasn’t happy with the crummy iPhone camera resolution of this chip: So I took the part to work, put it under the microscope, lined up the iPhone camera with the eye piece, and voila! I put my left index finger in the frame for size reference. […]
It just ocurred to me that I’ve been using Linode as my hosting provider for 7 years this week. I’ve been so happy with their service that I thought I’d offer a review. The top 4 reasons you should consider Linode for your hosting needs (I’m sure there are 6 more reasons, but I’m time […]
This month, my blog matured to the age of 5 years. That’s like 37 in dog years, and 800 in Internet years. Mom, I hope you’re proud. This is all I’ve got to show for myself.
You’ve been there. You’re sitting in a demo where the lead engineer is presenting a new product to the customer. With laser pointer blazing, he shows off the 300 features of the new Blarney Gadget. He’s going a million miles an hour, switching between PowerPoint and the product on the screen as fast as the […]
M&Ms are yummy. At work we have ginormous bags of M&Ms to snack on. One day I reached into the bag and pulled out a handful (about 8 M&Ms). I happily munched until there were 4 left. Lo and behold! The remaining 4 were all blue. “What are the odds,” I asked myself. So I […]
My brain’s been a stewing about 2010, and I just gotta let it all out. If I’m even half right, 2010 will be awesome. 1. Hulu in the Living Room In 2010, Hulu will partner with a company like Western Digital or Popcorn Hour to release a tiny box that connects to your HDTV to […]
How about a hit upside the head with a history lesson in telecommunications? You’re still here? Okay, buckle up. In the late 1800’s, a paranoid undertaker from Kansas worried that human operators were routing phone calls to his competitors. You see, back in the day an operator (usually female) would manually connect your phone calls […]
Well, I upgraded my L-39 jet’s motor and re-maidened it. I don’t want to give away the ending but it wasn’t pretty. The new motor was fantastic. It bolted in with no modifications to the plane, and provided lots of thrust over the stock motor. It was great. The added thrust helped control the plane. […]