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Just A Minor Patch

So obviously testing is important. That’s not exactly deeply insightful; we all know this. Even the slightest, most unassuming change can have weird effects....

You Are In A Legacy Codebase

YOU ARE IN A LEGACY CODEBASE > RUN TESTS YOU HAVE NO TESTS > READ SPEC YOU HAVE NO SPEC > WRITE FIX YOU ARE E...

What If It’s Null?

You find odd bits in any code base, especially one of significant age, with a few dozen different developers, that has gone through massive refactoring and r...

Reminded of RealPlayer

I have recently been reminded several times of RealPlayer, an application I had pushed far to the back of my mind.

Just Works

Read this post from Dr. Drang concerning bugginess of Mail in OS X Mavericks (and mentions in passing issues with iCal, Address Book, and Messages).