Decyphering Modern Texts
One would think that the decyphering of old writings would be the domain
of archeologists poring over ancient
It turns out that, thanks to modern technology, the quality of
documents written only a decade ago can decay to the point of
And don't get me started on the problems of
digital preservation and the
decay of URLs.
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Using the Open-Sourced Java Platform
Having access to a system's source code is liberating.
I've felt this since I first laid my eyes on the source code of the
9th Edition Unix in 1988, and I saw this again as I used the freshly
open-sourced Java platform
to implement a UMLGraph
feature that has been bugging me for more than a month.
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Of Wine and Software
Today, following the yearly IEEE Software
we visited the Casa Valduga winery near Bento Gonçalves at Rio Grande do Sul.
The guide told us that the winery nowadays made all its
wine in stainless steel vats, which have largely replaced the traditional
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