Archive for the ‘Bugtations’ Category

Bugtation No.143

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Finally on the parallels between memory dump and software trace analysis and intelligence (Memoretics is a discipline that studies computer memory snapshots and their evolution in time):

Memoretics ”opens a unique window on” software “affairs”.

John H. Hedley, The Challenges of Intelligence Analysis, Strategic Intelligence, Volume 1

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Bugtation No.142

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“The people behind your” crashes.


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Bugtation No.141

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

“… the vital point for you to understand is that all” tracing “must be conducted with the creation of” solution “in mind. That is what must colour and control your selection of” tracing “events.”

Michael Allen, The Truth About Writing

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Bugtation No.140

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

“If you want to be thought a” debugger “, always” talk about bugs.

Logan Pearsall Smith

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Bugtation No.139

Monday, March 14th, 2011

“… he who has not been in” support “does not know what” debugging “is.”

Attributed to Leo Tolstoy, by Adam Ulam, The Bolsheviks

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Bugtation No.138

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Learning from Philip Marlowe, a detective:

“I like you,” she said suddenly. “You believe in miracles.”

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Do you believe in miracles from a driver modifying an arbitrary user space? Or in a miracle of suddenly disappearing software incidents?

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Bugtation No.137

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Debugging is defaulting.

Dmitry Vostokov, “It’s time to stop faulting!” programme from the independent Irish political candidate for the next general election who was writing programs in the past

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Bugtation No.136

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

A memory dump “analysis is never finished, it is only abandoned”

Paul Valéry

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Bugtation No.135

Monday, December 27th, 2010

… the functions you meet on the way up, … you’re going to meet the same functions on the way down. Not always…

Jackie Gleason

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Bugtation No.134

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Crash dump makes noise.

Suzanne Vega, Blood Makes Noise

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Bugtation No.133

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

God Bless the Debugger and his relations and keep us in our proper winstations!

18th century English verse

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Bugtation No.132

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Do we need to debug, really? (Selling the Debug Ethic1)

Whilst debugging leads to wealth
and will keep you in good health,
so its best to be contented with your bugs.

Debug, boys, debug and be contented,
As long as you’ve enough to buy a computer.
The man, you may rely, will be wealthy by and by,
If he’ll only put his finger to the debugger.

Harry Clifton (1824-1872)

1Bugtated the title of the book I’m reading now and a song from it: Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR

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Bugtation No.131

Friday, November 26th, 2010

A variation of the answer to the perennial question:

The Past is a Memory Dump.

Dmitry Vostokov, Founder of Memory Dump Worldview, the philosophy of Memoidealism, and the religion of Memorianity (Memory Religion)

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Bugtation No.130

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Have you ever noticed some pessimism on the faces of the prominent debuggers?

You will debug like a dog for no good reason.

Ernest Hemingway, Notes on the Next Debugging

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Christmas and New Year Sale

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Treat yourself, your family and friends with this selection of gifts from OpenTask store:

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Debugging Jokes (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Just came up with this one for a starter:

Q. Why is the execution of this program so stable? A. Because there is a breakpoint at every instruction.

For those from countries in the past socialist camp like Soviet Union it might appear bugtated from a joke I heard from one Moscow State University mathematics professor when I was a student:

“Q. Why is the Communist Party course always straight? A. Because there is an inflection at every point.”

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Bugtation No.129

Monday, November 1st, 2010

On the value of study and perseverance. It all started with dumb 0xc0000005 (resulted in a dump) and ended up with 5 volumes of Summa Memorianica (Memory Dump Analysis Anthology):

The Dumb 0x.

Albertus Magnus said of Thomas Aquinas

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Bugtation Effect: Twitter Glitch?

Monday, October 4th, 2010

After firing 3 bugtations in a row noticed that I lost all followers :-)

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Bugtation No.128

Monday, October 4th, 2010

A Momentary Lapse of Computation.

Pink Floyd, A Momentary Lapse of Reason

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Bugtation No.127

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The first bugtation where the source book title and the chapter number and name were bugtated too:

The engineer who has no tincture for memory dump analysis goes through life cycle imprisoned in the prejudices derived from coding… (The Problems of Computation. Chapter 0x5: The Value of Memory Dump Analysis)

Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy, Chapter XV: The Value of Philosophy

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