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The code worked differently when the moon was full

I love a good bug, especially ones that are initially hard to explain but then turn into forehead slapping moments - of course!

I figured out how DMARC works, and it almost broke me

How to prevent email spoofing on your domain, using an unholy combination of silly standards.

Designing low upkeep software

It's common for me to get excited about a personal project, put a bunch of time into it, and then lose interest. As much as possible, I want these projects to continue working; upkeep isn't fun. What does designing for minimum maintenance look like?

Bracket pair colorization 10,000x faster

When dealing with deeply nested brackets in Visual Studio Code, it can be hard to figure out which brackets match and which do not.

Eric Lippert on why programming languages turn out the way they do

It is important to realize that it has nothing to do with the talent of the language designers; both C# and Java have benefitted from talented designers with excellent taste.