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Units of measurement

 Whenever people find out that I work at Microsoft, invariably the next question they ask is “Have you met Bill?” (The next question is: “So what’s with the stock?” – as if I had a magic 8-ball to tell them).

Typing is not a programming bottleneck

I sometimes give programming advice to people. They approach me with a software design problem, and, to the best of my ability, I suggest a remedy. Despite my best intentions, my suggestions sometimes meet resistance. One common reaction is that my suggestion isn't idiomatic, but recently, another type of criticism seems to be on the rise. The code that I suggest is too verbose. It involves too much typing. I'll use this article to reflect on that criticism.

Idle Until Urgent

Input delay that’s less than 100 milliseconds is typically perceived as instant by users, so the performance goal we recommend (and the numbers I was hoping to see in my analytics) is FID < 100ms for 99% of page loads.

Playstation 2 Java API

Here's a project to answer the question: Is it possible to write a Java API for Playstation 2 and write a graphics demo with it. I don't want to spoil it or anything, but the answer is yes.

What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work

Articles about the remote work lifestyle have tended to focus on drinking piña coladas on the beach, traveling the world, and otherwise enjoying a life that inspires envy in your social media following. This is not one of those articles.