Archive for the ‘Bugtations’ Category

Bugtation No.163

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

… what an ideal engineer should be in the eyes of his contemporaries: […] a man of hardware and a child of software.

Amir Alexander, From Voyagers to Martyrs

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Bugtation No.162

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

If debugging were profitable, everybody would be debugging.

Thomas More

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Bugtation No.161

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Cyberwar industry 100 years after WWI arms and munitions profiteering. A call for 98% tax on cyberweapons.

… international cyberracketeers bent upon gaining profit through a game of cyberarming the world to cyberfight ….

Senator Gerald Nye, Nevada State Journal, October 4, 1934

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Bugtation No.160

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Computation is short. Debugging is long. Problem is fleeting. Troubleshooting is risky. Diagnosis is difficult.

Hippocrates, Aphorisms

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Bugtation No.159

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Software diagnosis requires intelligence.

Dmitry Vostokov

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Bugtation No.158

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Always imitate the behavior of the working program when it is crashing.

George Meredith

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Bugtation No.157

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Debugging before profits.

Dmitry Vostokov

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Bugtation No.156

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Philosophy is about memories, people’s memories.

Dmitry Vostokov, The Last Presocratic, Founder of Memodealism

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Bugtation No.155

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

On natural pointers vs. pointers that are not natural, like a NULL, wild or dangling pointer.

Thus, a man who intends keeping pointers naturally tries to get as good debuggers as he can … .

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species

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Bugtation No.154

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

3 bugtations in a column:

Every debugger I know has trouble debugging.
Talent is helpful in debugging, but guts are absolutely necessary.
With failure comes a dump.

Joseph Heller

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Bugtation No.153

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

An advice to succeed in Software Technical Support:

They said : The dump came from the wrong site
He’s a page from the end of the dump
I said : The dump came from the right site
Took me just one look
With a little debugging
You will survive
With a little debugging
You will get by
Do what you want
Go your own way
in Technical Support.

Modern Talking

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Bugtation No.152

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The beginning of a debugging tale:

He was debugging for 7 years and when he stopped and looked around he saw only 2 people left from the team of 50 strong technical support engineers.


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Bugtation No.151

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Word of Memory.

Dmitry Vostokov, Memoriarch

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Bugtation No.150

Monday, December 19th, 2011

150 bugtations so far…

Program history has two sides, a computational and a human.

Philip Schaff

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Bugtation No.149

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Making Software A Better World.

Dmitry Vostokov, Memory Dump Analysis Services

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Bugtation No.148

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Does God play keyboard?

Dmitry Vostokov, Memoriarch, Founder of Memory Religion (Memorianity)

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Bugtation No.147

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The idea of this bugtation came to me when I bought the book in a local bookshop The Presence of the Past as interested in all things past:

The Presence of The Memory Dump: Code Resonance and the Habits of Debugging.

Rupert Sheldrake

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Bugtation No.146

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The idea of this bugtation came to me when I was browsing Wrotten English: A Celebration of Literary Misprints, Mistakes and Mishaps book in a local Costa:

In a chapter on funny book titles I could find:

Dumps (The story of a plain app and its struggles in computation).

Dumps by Meade (Chambers, 1905)

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Bugtation No.145

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Never thought that I would one day bugtate Bill Gates but found his quote in Knuth’s The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1:

Memory Dumps “have” not “changed in the past two decades.”

Bill Gates

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Bugtation No.144

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

“… further” applications “suffered from over-expansion owing to the exhaustion of their” computational “opportunities…”

Graeme Snooks, The Dynamic Society: The Sources of Global Change

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