· Naughties
· · 2009
· · · May
· · · · 25 (2 entries)

The Web vs. the Fallacies · Here at Sun, the Fal­la­cies of Distribut­ed Com­put­ing have long been a much-revered lesson. Fur­ther­more, I per­son­al­ly think they’re pret­ty much spot-on. But these days, you don’t of­ten find them com­ing up in con­ver­sa­tions about build­ing big net­worked sys­tem­s. The rea­son is, I think, that we build al­most ev­ery­thing on Web tech­nolo­gies, which lets get away with be­liev­ing some of them ...
The Wrath of Heaven · May it in­flict the end­less shav­ing of mangy flea-bitten ill-tempered foul-smelling yaks on cer­tain soft­ware de­sign­er­s, as a pun­ish­ment for the mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of keystrokes. For ex­am­ple, on my Mac, in vir­tu­al­ly ev­ery pro­gram, control-E means “Position the cur­sor at the end of the line.” But in JIRA, it means “Silently and with­out any warn­ing and with­out an un­do func­tion, dis­card ev­ery­thing I've en­tered in­to the cur­rent bug report.”
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