Monthly Archives: July 2010

Unhelpful software error messages

There are few things that annoy me as much as error messages in software. Error messages are up there on the annoyance ladder, with wasps, vuvuzelas, and someone buying the last bottle of Yop right before you. Error messages generally … Continue reading

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2 files: finding lines that are in only 1 of those files

Today, I learned a trick at work. I had a list of phone numbers in a file, and wanted to obtain a second list of phone numbers: the ones that were in a table in our database, but not in … Continue reading

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A journey into poker

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said to me: “Hey Joost, I think you would be really good at playing poker online!” At that time, the only exposure to poker I had were a couple of home … Continue reading

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A blog? Why?

There. It’s finally happening – I’m starting a blog. Several times in the past years, I’ve pondered whether I should start a blog, and if so, why. Some years ago, I started a journal, but after writing in it for … Continue reading

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