June 2019

rusty boat

☑ Uncovering Rust: Types and Matching

Rust is fairly new multi-paradigm system programming language that claims to offer both high performance and strong safety guarantees, particularly around concurrency and memory allocation. As I play with the language a little, I’m using this series of blog posts to discuss some of its more unique features as I come across them. This one discusses Rust’s data types and powerful match operator.

This is part 2 of the “Uncovering Rust” series which started with Uncovering Rust: References and Ownership.

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22 Jun 2019 at 8:00AM in Software
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rusty boat

☑ Uncovering Rust: References and Ownership

Rust is fairly new multi-paradigm system programmating langauge that claims to offer both high performance and strong safety guarantees, particularly around concurrency and memory allocation. As I play with the language a little, I’m using this series of blog posts to discuss some of its more unique features as I come across them. This one talks about Rust’s ownership model.

This is part 1 of the “Uncovering Rust” series.

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18 Jun 2019 at 7:45PM in Software
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☑ Tracing MacOS Filesystem Events

Recently I had cause to find out where a particular process is currently writing a file on MacOS and I wanted to describe how I went about it for reference.

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11 Jun 2019 at 8:19AM in Software
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January 2018

plane dive

FTP Considered Painful

After many years of separation I was recently reunited with the venerable old FTP protocol. The years haven’t been kind to it.

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7 Jan 2018 at 9:50AM in Software
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September 2016

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☑ Website Maintenance on the Move

I write most of my blog articles and make other changes to my site whilst on my daily commute. The limitations of poor network reception different hardware have forced me to come up with a streamlined process for it and I thought it might be helpful to share in case it’s helpful for anyone else.

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19 Sep 2016 at 1:45PM in Software
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August 2016

union jack

☑ Brexit, or Brexit Not — There Is No Try

I voted against Brexit as I feel the UK is significantly better within the EU. However, the looming uncertainty over whether the UK will follow through is much worse than either option.

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4 Aug 2016 at 7:45PM in Politics
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☑ Responsive Design

My website now looks hopefully very slightly less terrible on mobile devices, and I learned a few things getting there.

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2 Aug 2016 at 8:12AM in Software
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July 2016

python code

☑ The State of Python Coroutines: Python 3.5

I recently spotted that Python 3.5 has added yet more features to make coroutines more straightforward to implement and use. Since I’m well behind the curve I thought I’d bring myself back up to date over a series of blog posts, each going over some functionality added in successive Python versions — this one covers additional syntax that was added in Python 3.5.

This is part 4 of the “State of Python Coroutines” series which started with The State of Python Coroutines: yield from. The previous article in the series was The State of Python Coroutines: asyncio - Callbacks vs. Coroutines.

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13 Jul 2016 at 7:00PM in Software
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☑ The State of Python Coroutines: asyncio - Callbacks vs. Coroutines

I recently spotted that Python 3.5 has added yet more features to make coroutines more straightforward to implement and use. Since I’m well behind the curve I thought I’d bring myself back up to date over a series of blog posts, each going over some functionality added in successive Python versions — this one covers more of the asyncio module that was added in Python 3.4.

This is part 3 of the “State of Python Coroutines” series which started with The State of Python Coroutines: yield from. The previous article in the series was The State of Python Coroutines: Introducing asyncio.

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5 Jul 2016 at 7:45AM in Software
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June 2016

python code

☑ The State of Python Coroutines: Introducing asyncio

I recently spotted that Python 3.5 has added yet more features to make coroutines more straightforward to implement and use. Since I’m well behind the curve I thought I’d bring myself back up to date over a series of blog posts, each going over some functionality added in successive Python versions — this one covers parts of the asyncio module that was added in Python 3.4.

This is part 2 of the “State of Python Coroutines” series which started with The State of Python Coroutines: yield from.

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16 Jun 2016 at 8:29AM in Software
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