Just to ensure we’re all tapdancing to the same drumbeat before we leap into the fray with gusto and abandon, let’s briefly remind ourselves that in Part 1 of this miniseries we introduced the concept of switch bounce. Later, in Read More → "Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 5)"
A few years ago, we all thought we were on the cusp of “enough” bandwidth. If everybody with a smartphone could stream HD video simultaneously, what else could we even want? Surely an infrastructure that could handle that task would be ready for whatever else we wanted to throw at it.
Oh, how wrong we were.
“My Zen garden’s more serene than yours.” — Dan Piraro, “Bizarro”
The most powerful force in the computer world is inertia. We stick with the software, tools, operating systems, and hardware architectures that we know, and it takes enormous effort to dislodge us from those foundations. Newton’s Third Law states, “a computer ecosystem in motion will remain … Read More → "Ampere Altra Addresses ARM Aspirations"
“If [a small business’s] cashflow dries up, the impact is fatal.” – Theo Paphitis, entrepreneur
What if FedEx replaced its delivery vans with a fleet of Ferraris? That’d be cool. They could deliver packages way faster than now. On the other hand, they’d be able to deliver only small packages; shipping a big bookcase would be … Read More → "What Is a Cache, Anyway?"