“I’m not interested” – This totally made my day

Please read this, it says it better than I ever will be able to: https://www.xojane.com/relationships/stop-saying-i-have-a-boyfriend   Now if for some reason you didn’t click through, can I please encourage you to scroll up and follow that link ^_^. Do it. For you.   And do it for everyone else in our society too, reprogramming society […]

Simon Peyton-Jones and John Hughes – It’s Raining Haskell, QuickCheck and Fuzzing

Just another braindump to self about some awesome quick check / fuzzing-related things: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Charles/YOW-2011-Simon-Peyton-Jones-and-John-Hughes-Its-Raining-Haskell https://making.pusher.com/fuzz-testing-distributed-systems-with-quickcheck/ https://engineering.mongodb.com/post/mongodbs-javascript-fuzzer-creating-chaos http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/afl/ https://hypothesis.readthedocs.io/en/latest/  

Roll up of the fall of a government

So many failures, so very sad – enough to have made me cry on occasion and hang my head in shame for Australia. There’s at least a little hope the next government might be a little better. Barnaby Joyce, Malcolm Roberts and other ‘citizenship seven’ MPs receive verdict – live from the High Court http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/the-pulse-live/barnaby-joyce-malcolm-roberts-and-other-mps-receive-citizenship-verdict-from-high-court-20171027-gz9efa.html?sortOrder=LATEST […]

Five years later, the Ariane 5 story is still my favorite software bug

I first learned about the Ariane 5 explosion, partly caused by reusing Ariane 4 code, around five years ago at a one day taste of YoW! 2012 in Sydney, where I was also introduced to Don Reinertsen’s Keynote on the Practical Science of Batch Size (unfortunately it looks like the Melbourne copy of that video is […]

Helping start something – Australian Affordable Housing Party

Disclaimer: These views are my own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Affordable Housing Party, Dick Smith’s Fair Go, the Australian Labour Party, the Liberal Party (of the Menzies era), or any other individual or organisation.   For years I’ve been concerned about rising housing unaffordability in Australia. Rational Radical’s graph […]