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Code Hoarding
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Code Hoarding

Committing to commits, and the beauty of summarizing graphs.

Hickory Dickory Doc
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Hickory Dickory Doc

On null encryption and automated documentation.

Lazarus Code
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Lazarus Code

No one expects the Spanish Acquisition.

Raw Networking
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Raw Networking

Relevance and repeatability.

Too Big to Fail
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Too Big to Fail

Visibility leads to debuggability.

Port Squatting
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Port Squatting

Do not irk your local sysadmin.

Outsourcing Responsibility
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Outsourcing Responsibility

What do you do when your debugger fails you?

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Forked Over

Shortchanged by open source.

The Logic of Logging
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The Logic of Logging

And the illogic of PDF.

Bugs and Bragging Rights
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Bugs and Bragging Rights

It is not always size that matters.

A Lesson in Resource Management
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A Lesson in Resource Management

Waste not memory, want not memory — unless it doesn't matter.

Cherry-Picking and the Scientific Method
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Cherry-Picking and the Scientific Method

Software is supposed be a part of computer science, and science demands proof.

Swamped By Automation
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Swamped By Automation

Whenever someone asks you to trust them, don't.

Code Abuse
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Code Abuse

One programmer's extension is another programmer's abuse.

Divided By Division
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Divided By Division

Is there a "best used by" date for software?

Can More Code Mean Fewer Bugs?
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Can More Code Mean Fewer Bugs?

The bytes you save today may bite you tomorrow.

A Nice Piece of Code
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A Nice Piece of Code

Colorful metaphors and properly reusing functions.

Scale Failure
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Scale Failure

Using a tool for the wrong job is OK until the day when it isn't.

Wanton Acts of Debuggery
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Wanton Acts of Debuggery

Keep your debug messages clear, useful, and not annoying.

Debugging on Live Systems
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Debugging on Live Systems

It is more of a social than a technical problem.
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