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Webcams aren’t good enough
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Webcams aren’t good enough 

After consulting numerous webcam buying guides and reviews, purchasing a handful of the most popular models, and testing them in varying lighting situations, I can’t escape the grim truth: there are no good webcams. Even webcams recommended by reputable outlets produce poor quality imagery—a significant failing, given it’s the one job they’re supposed to provide.…

Cold Showers
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Cold Showers 

It’s great when people get excited about things, but sometimes they get a little too excited. This an awesome (rigorous and respectful) and curated (I read every suggestion and make judgement calls) list of cold showers on overhyped topics. This does not mean the enthusiasm is bad or wrong: we’re just reminding people to stay…

Advancing the state of the art for std:unordered_map implementations
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Advancing the state of the art for std:unordered_map implementations 

Introduction Several Boost authors have embarked on a project to improve the performance of Boost.Unordered’s implementation of std::unordered_map (and multimap, set and multiset variants), and to extend its portfolio of available containers to offer faster, non-standard alternatives based on open addressing. The first goal of the project has been completed in time for Boost 1.80…

V Language Review (2022) 

V is a programming language promising to be “Simple, fast, safe, compiled. For developing maintainable software.” V has a controversial past but what is the state of V in 2022? Is V worth checking out? In this post, we’ll take a look at V as it exists in May 2022. TLDR Read the summary Rules…

Is FreeBSD a Real Unix?
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Is FreeBSD a Real Unix? 

That question has been asked and answered many times … but the answer was not always obvious to everyone. Also today is the FreeBSD day – FreeBSD was created exactly 29 years ago – also on 19th on June. The first UNIX was the AT&T UNIX whose development started in 1969 at Bell Labs. Then…

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