In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take an in-depth look at software piracy and IP theft with Ted Miracco (CEO – SmartFlow Compliance) and David Locke Hall (Author – Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate). Ted, David, and I discuss the challenges of unlicensed software usage and the what can be done to stem the tide of IP theft. Also this week, we check out … Read More → "Thwarting the Software Piracy and IP Theft Epidemic"
There’s a reason why I’m sitting in a conference room located on the second floor of a small Sunnyvale office building across the street from the Sunken Gardens Golf Course. I’m sitting across the table from Voler Systems’ president Walt Maclay with a pulse plethysmograph optical sensor (that’s an infrared photoelectric sensor used to record changes in pulsatile blood flow from a … Read More → "A Kit of Its Own: Voler Systems’ Health-Sensor Platform"
The dawn of artificial intelligence has ironically coincided with the dusk of Moore’s Law. Just as our collective engineering genius begins to wane on the task of exponential improvements in the performance and efficiency of von Neumann processors, those processors reach a point where they can do a rudimentary job on artificial intelligence applications. Apparently something in the cosmos either has a sinister … Read More → "Birth of the AI Machine"
“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson
“OneDrive is up to date,” it says on my screen. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Look, I like Microsoft. I really do. It’s easy to bash the software giant, but I’ve always kinda preferred using Windows systems for work. I mix it up with MacOS, … Read More → "OneDrive Down the Road to Madness"
“I’d spell ‘creat’ with an e.” – Ken Thompson, when asked what he’d change about Unix.
Look up “panacea” and you’ll find a bunch of C programming tools. Everyone and his dog has ideas about how to create better, more reliable C code. Use an ISO-certified compiler. Follow MISRA C guidelines. Write the comments first. Agile Programming. Energy crystals. The … Read More → "BARR-C Aims to Make Us Better Programmers"
We’ve invested a lot of ink in these pages on security. But security can mean a lot of different things. Usually it refers to the protection of networks and data, but it can also deal with the protection of intellectual property, whether simply to hide family design jewels or as yet another aspect of protecting … Read More → "Secure Software"