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CH Belgian man has been receiving pizzas he never ordered for years

A 65-year-old man in Flanders says he is “losing sleep” because he has been receiving pizzas he never ordered for nearly a decade, sometimes several times a day. Over the past nine years, pizzas he never asked for have been delivered to Jean Van Landeghem’s home in Turnhout, in the Antwerp province. “It started nine…

CH We’ve built a towering pile of shite

This a rant, written at midnight, after battling software errors. Set your profanity filters accordingly.I despair over the state of software engineering – specifically, stability. We seem to have lost the understanding that computers are there to do the hard work for us. And I don’t think we ever believed in a user-centred approach to…

CH IBM Releases Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for macOS and iOS

Share this post: Often, when I begin explaining fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) to someone for the first time I start by saying that I’ve been working in the field for nearly a decade and yet, I still have to pause to spell it right. So, let’s call it FHE. Half-kidding aside, FHE really sounds like…

CH Special.fish

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CH A lightweight dynamic instrumentation library

Copyright 2020 Google LLC Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS…

CH Editors (Vim)

Writing English words and writing code are very different activities. When programming, you spend more time switching files, reading, navigating, and editing code compared to writing a long stream. It makes sense that there are different types of programs for writing English words versus code (e.g. Microsoft Word versus Visual Studio Code). As programmers, we…

CH Current use of Linux in spacecraft flight software (2017)

Spacecraft on-board computers are responsible for controlling the spacecraft platform, payloads, or other on-board devices. Their mission-specific software allows communication with ground or other on-board computers. Traditionally, on-board software has been written close to the hardware in assembly language, Ada, C, or C++, with or without a real-time operating system (RTOS) [1]. As the spacecraft…

CH How to receive a million packets per second (2015)

Loading… Last week during a casual conversation I overheard a colleague saying: “The Linux network stack is slow! You can’t expect it to do more than 50 thousand packets per second per core!” That got me thinking. While I agree that 50kpps per core is probably the limit for any practical application, what is the…

CH Humanities aren’t a science and shouldn’t be treated like one (2012)

There’s a certain allure to the elegance of mathematics, the precision of the hard sciences. That much is undeniable. But does the appeal mean that quantitative approaches are always germane? Hardly—and I doubt anyone would argue the contrary. Yet, over and over, with alarming frequency, researchers and scholars have felt the need to take clear-cut,…

CH IoT on QuestDB

As you can well imagine, I’ve been super busy in my hew job at QuestDB so this has taken me longer than I would have liked, but here we are. If you know me at all, you know that one of the first things I always do with new things is, well, connect things to…

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