While Switching to C++ (edited)

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Yesterday I was under the impression that all was well with the updates on my Windows 10 development computer. To learn more about it take a look at the section labeled ORIGINAL POST in this entry. Continue reading “While Switching to C++ (edited)”

Windows 10 Update Not Completing

Do not recall exactly when it happened last time, but earlier this year my development computer running Windows 10 received a Windows update. The update was applied (as far as I could tell). From then on, when I would shutdown or restart my computer, I was asked to update and restart or update and shutdown. Something was not right. I do not recall what I did to get out of such state last time, but it worked. Continue reading “Windows 10 Update Not Completing”

Container ship collides with USS Fitzgerald

Over the weekend a container cargo ship sailing near Japan collided with the USS Fitzgerald causing loss of life (reportedly seven sailors die in the event). My sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends affected. Over the weekend I read a few articles regarding this incident. For the reasons I am going to cover in this post, the news called my attention and motivated me to write this entry. Continue reading “Container ship collides with USS Fitzgerald”

Settings – Part I

Thinking of ways to architect / design software is a good way to improve your software skills. In this case I will try to come up with an initial design to implement a set of settings. The approach will look at the server and the client software. The idea is that different applications / sub systems would use a single application to manage their settings. Continue reading “Settings – Part I”

Log Files

About a couple decades ago I came up with the idea for a storage server. This occurred while experimenting and working with a Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) product that worked on a Sun Solaris system and used tapes in an automated library to manage the contents of the files. At that time the idea of a Content Addressable Storage (CAS) was several years away. Continue reading “Log Files”

Beyond Fear

Hope your Memorial Day weekend 2017 is going well. Yesterday afternoon my wife and I stopped by her brother’s place to prepare, cook and then consume a late lunch. Earlier in the day my wife chopped some onions and peppers, cut some chicken thighs and pork shoulder, I pulled from the freezer some bags of shell fish (OK sue me, we eat pork and shell fish) and an assortment of spices (including saffron). We put in the trunk of the car a box holding the ingredients and our 24” paella pan. Continue reading “Beyond Fear”

Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption

A couple weeks ago I was reading and experimenting with OAuth 2.0. I have been learning (it is a never ending task) and using encryption for at least a couple decades. Have developed some hashing algorithms to hash software licenses, but have never attempted to develop a full encryption algorithm. Continue reading “Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption”

Jamboard or Surface Hub?

It just happens that I work remotely. Have been doing so for a few years. Working remotely has a few advantages and disadvantages. As we know in software engineering there is no silver bullet. One of the disadvantages is the quality and features of collaboration tools (hardware and software). Continue reading “Jamboard or Surface Hub?”