About the CobrasI'm a C, C++, Objective C and PHP programmer. I develop various things for PCs, Macs and the iOS platforms. On and off I'm developing an iPhone game which I expect I shall never finish. I feature progress reports on how far I am from completing it in this blog along with me rattling on about learning French and any other junk I need to get off my chest. I shouldn't really need to say it in this day and age, but obviously, the opinions here are mine and not those of anyone who pays me... unless I've been bribed, in which case, all bets are off. There's more here.
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Tag Archives: long post is long
Which low hanging fruit are you?
Unless you’re a hermit who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you’ve almost certainly read/heard about an unfortunate incident in recent days where hackers made off with over six million user accounts from Linked In. They broke in and … Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous rubbish Tagged bandwagon, cobra art, free awful software, germs, hash, long post is long, md5, passwords, raspberry pi, security, sha-1 2 Comments
Fire sale: everything must go!
“Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.”— Robert G. Ingersoll Politics is a very difficult subject to have an opinion on: if we all agreed, we would all live in peace and harmony. Regrettably, it has been … Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous rubbish, Rants Tagged braiiiiins, cobra art, education, ill-informed opinion, long post is long, rants, snake 2 Comments
Thready McParallel: the patron devil of programming
Afair while back, I had a call from someone who wanted to know if I could fit in some consultancy time to help solve some development problems. It turned out to be the least profitable work that I have ever … Continue reading
Posted in Software development Tagged braiiiiins, C++, cobra art, critical section, debugging, long post is long, pthread, threads, tl;dr 2 Comments
In Soviet Russia, pointers dangle you
If words like “C++”, “12 inch rotary debugger”, “dangling pointers” (phhwwoooarr!), “caffeine drip” and “early grey hair” are baffling, confusing or frightening to you, it’s probably best that you skip this post. It’s all technical, boring and generally an opportunity … Continue reading
Posted in Software development Tagged C++, cobra art, debugging, long post is long, programming standards, stl, stupid mistakes 1 Comment