Small code with powerful results, the occasional opinion … and beer.

16 Feb 2010
Old rounding errors never die, they just fade into images…

My friend Matt Owen posted a snapshot of the stock results on his Facebook wall today, which showed some interesting results on NASDAQ. It’s amusing to see little math slip ups appear from time to time like this on commercial web sites.  Seeing this error reminded me of other experiences I have had in coding […]

11 Feb 2010
SQL Server, Integrated Authentication, and “To Tell the Truth”

Moderator: “Login number one, what is your identity?” Number one: “I am known as jsmith” Moderator: “Login number two, what is your identity?” Number two: “I am known as jsmith” … and after all the contestants would make the same claim, the moderator on “To Tell the Truth” would then give some background on the […]