January 2016 Entries

The sad state of web development

The Sad State of Web Development is an interesting if slightly ranty read about the current state of web technologies. Some interesting points worthy of consideration, even if you decide you disagree with them.  If you read it, you should probably take one of the final sentences into consideration before getting angry if you happen to think his opinions are wrong: I originally wrote this anonymously. Yea I was pretty frustrated. It’s all good. Let’s ship some awesome stuff for people! One of my favourite (and most quotable) bits is the portion on SPAs: Don’t fucking build a...

Windows XP, the sky is actually falling.

Ever since support ended for Windows XP I’ve developed something of an involuntary habit of spotting XP systems in the wild while going about everyday life. Hospitals and medical facilities (optometrists and so on) always seem to have a high hit rate. Sometimes I say something, and sometimes I don’t. When I say something it’s usually in a lighthearted manner, and it’s almost always met with a “So?” attitude. What’s the worst that could happen, right? Well, things like this are what can happen: Royal Melbourne Hospital attacked by damaging computer virus. The more that time progresses the...