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Cryptocurs Don't Asportate
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Cryptocurs Don't Asportate

Cryptocurrency on a blockchain cannot be stolen -- it's true.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers
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Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.

Experiencing Loops in Time
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Experiencing Loops in Time

We don't experience program loops as blocks, started over, because time is one-way.

Publishing, The Choice and The Luck
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Publishing, The Choice and The Luck

Selecting publishing targets is a process with no simple solutions.

How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website
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How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website

We can control our online ecological impact.

Tech Meetups In A Pandemic
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Tech Meetups In A Pandemic

By 2019, I generally thought there wasn't much that could surprise me about organizing meetups. Then Covid-19 hit. I was so wrong.

Protecting Enterprise Use of IoT
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Protecting Enterprise Use of IoT

How to strengthen the security of the Internet of Things in organizations.

How Does One Multiply with Napier's Rods?
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How Does One Multiply with Napier's Rods?

Napier's multiplication and division rods, deriving from the basic multiplication table, simplify calculations considerably.

Software Learning: The Art Of Design Regret
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Software Learning: The Art Of Design Regret

How should software engineers try to classify their reflections?

How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?
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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?

The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.

10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams
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10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams

The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.

Is Computing a Team Sport?
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Is Computing a Team Sport?

I take a peek at the history of computing to see if pioneering early developments were the results of team effort.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document

Document databases are particularly useful in app development.

Science-Changing Code
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Science-Changing Code

The case of NumPy.

Charles Babbage and the Loom
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Charles Babbage and the Loom

Babbage wanted to control his analytical engine, regarded as the ancestor of the modern-day computer, with punched cards.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Graph Databases

SQL represents data stored in rows and tables, while high-growth NoSQL is data stores arranged via nested documents as columnar schemas or key-value pairs. One...

Misnomer and Malgorithm
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Misnomer and Malgorithm

The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.

AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?
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AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?

Applications of artificial intelligence to education are spreading and intensifying, but we have the acronym backwards. Building ethical, equitable applications...

NoSQL vs. SQL
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NoSQL vs. SQL

Broadly, NoSQL has an absence of strict schemas for entities/attributes, while SQL rigidly relates/regulates the two.  
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