Monday, December 14, 2009

You know the waterfall?

Apparently the model was introduced in an article saying how it was such a bad idea. However, there was a pretty picture and so it became a NATO standard. Oops.

Another specialist bites the dust

Farewell VDM.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mosaic for modern OSs

I'm not sure why. So why not, I guess.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Direct deposit considered harmful

Some 64,000 retirees, including 53,000 UFT retirees, who rely on electronic pension payments had funds involuntarily withdrawn from their accounts on Nov. 6, causing all sorts of grief for those counting on the money. The Bank of New York Mellon, which is the transferring agent for the funds, erroneously reversed the October benefits payments to retirees paid through electronic fund transfer. The total came to almost $189 million, according to the City Comptroller’s Office.

And this is why I take my checks in paper form.