Zomp/zx: Yet Another Repository System

I’ve been working on a from-source repo system for Erlang on and off for the last few months, contributing time to it pretty much whenever real-life is not interfering. I’m getting close to making a release. Now that my main data bits are worked out, the rest isn’t all that hard. I need to figure […]

The Great Blockchain Race

There is a big hustle going on right now over blockchain-based systems, most notably digital cryptocurrencies. It is as if the public just became aware of the word “blockchain”, saw that Bitcoin posted some crazy value gains, and decided “Oh? It went up? That means it is going to be a safe bet that it […]

18 U.S. Code § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information

Quite a few high-profile instances of leaks, breaches, infractions, cracks and “extreme carelessness in the handling of” classified information have been in the news over the last few years, and while folks like to talk a lot of fluff about whether this or that instance was truly vile or truly virtuous, I’ve never actually seen […]

(Personal) Guidelines for Software Projects

A few guidelines for non-trivial, large projects you actually care about and want to maintain for more than a month or so. 1. Typespecs Learn to use them. If you are writing a large, complex project in a language that doesn’t support this or have tooling for it then use a different language. Yes, it […]