Steve Rowe's Blog

Ruminations on Computing - Programming, Test Development, Management and More

May, 2006

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    Cryptography Podcast Series

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    Security Now just concluded an amazing podcast series on the subject of cryptography. Steve Gibson does an excellent job of making the world of crypto accessible. No serious math is needed to understand it. He covers everything from stream ciphers, to...
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    Testing Systems

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    This is the third in my series on test harnesses. In this post, I'll talk about systems that do much more than simple test harnesses. Test harnesses provide a framework for writing and executing test cases. Test harnesses focus on the actual execution...
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    May Monthly Podcast Update

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    Another month, another list of podcasts. A few new ones this month, nothing really fell off of the list. I think I'm about at my limit. My commute isn't long enough to support any more than this. Here is what I listened to regularly this month: ...
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    Making Hard Choices - Which Bugs Do We Fix?

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    We just shipped Vista Beta 2 and we are now on the march toward shipping what we call RCs or Release Candidates. During this time, we are forced to make many hard choices about what bugs to fix and what bugs we can live with. There are those who believe...
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    Advanced Test Harness Features

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    In a past post I talked about the basic functionality of a test harness. That is, it should be something that provides a reusable framework for an application, for running and reporting the results of test cases. There is much more that a test harness...
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    I used a Dremel to upgrade my PC

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    As you might recall, about 5 months ago I built a pretty cool Media Center PC. I have been experiencing some times where the lip sync is off. This seems to be something in the recording because if I play it back, the lip sync is off every time. Stopping...
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    Real Estate Finally Goes 2.0

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    Just a few weeks ago I was searching some real estate listings and it struck me how poor the mapping experience was. It is still very much a "web 1.0" experience. Everything on the page is static. Mapping tools have come a long way in the past few years...
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