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Nine tips to improve your videoconferencing experience

posted: October 24, 2020

tl;dr: Look and sound your best, and be nice to the other videoconference participants, by following these tips...

What can possibly go wrong?: Videoconferencing

posted: October 18, 2020

tl;dr: Others are upset when their videoconference has issues and glitches; I’m surprised it works as well as it does...

Book review: The New Case for Gold, by James Rickards

posted: October 16, 2020

tl;dr: An international financier predicts the collapse of the global monetary system...

Finding and fixing intermittent software problems

posted: October 11, 2020

tl;dr: 7 tips and tricks for solving intermittent software problems...

Book review: The Real Crash, Edition 2.0, by Peter Schiff

posted: October 4, 2020

tl;dr: One of the few who predicted and profited from the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble describes and predicts the end of the biggest bubble yet...

What can possibly go wrong?: Networking

posted: October 3, 2020

tl;dr: The third in a series of posts on failures in computer systems and software...

Should WeChat be trusted?

posted: September 26, 2020

tl;dr: Why I advised a client several years ago not to trust WeChat as an identity provider...

What can possibly go wrong?: Software

posted: September 19, 2020

tl;dr: The second in a series of posts on failures in computer systems and software...

What can possibly go wrong?: Hardware

posted: September 13, 2020

tl;dr: The first in a series of posts on failures in computer systems and software...

Using async to overwhelm downstream servers

posted: September 5, 2020

tl;dr: Sometimes async code just overloads downstream servers or a service, causing more problems than it is worth...