SIGWEB

ACM SIGWeb Report

You’ll need to wait for my full report in the SIGWEB newsletter, but as I’m at Hypertext to give the SIGWeb annual report a tester is probably called for. We can characterise the SIG as exhibiting increasing impact and influence, while showing reduced membership. While the conferences we run and the research we publish are increasingly…

PayPal

PayPal Don’t ‘got your back’!

I don’t normally use this blog for anything other than research or coding but today I’m making an exception. It’s both a complaint and a warning, and it seems I’m not the only one to have problems. What PayPal don’t tell you is that their complaints procedure times out at 45 days. If you don’t get…

Twitter

Quite Down Twitter!

Recently, actually for the past year, I’ve not been following anyone new on twitter. I use twitter as a work information stream, but I’ve been frustrated by the number of tweets unrelated to the work. Now I know that everyone uses twitter in their own way, and I also know some prefer to blend their…

golang

Why ‘Go’?

Well ‘go’ is a procedural language and is based on c and c++, in fact it is an attempt to bring c upto date for the 21st century. It keeps the small language footprint of c, updates the OO of c++ and critically introduces 21st century aspects such as concurrency and routine error and test…