Warning: this post is politically charged. Russia has just enacted a law that forbids dessimination of “untruthful information” over the Internet. The actual legal definition is very lengthy, but it […]

Recently I’ve got another reminder why constructors should be simple. The situation in a nutshell: class BaseHandler subscribes to an observable in its constructor. The handler is virtual, class DerviedHandler adds incoming […]


After a trip to Europe I ended up with a mix of US and Euro coins in my wallet. Sorting them out proved surprisingly easy: if you can quickly figure […]

This week-end I looked at C++ rvalue references and move semantics. Here’s the code, the good stuff is in  matrix.h. Rvalue references seem useful, but way too treacherous. Any programming construct that raises […]

I absolutely detest the “what number/letter/picture comes next” type of puzzles. They are typically based on catching the pattern that the author had in mind when creating the puzzle. Well, […]

WCF vs .NET Remoting

Remoting is about distributed objects, while WCF is about services. Remoting is capable of passing object instances between the client and the server, WCF is not. This distinction is much […]

Dumbification of web sites

In the last month or so I realized that I am having difficulty using GMail. I could not put my finger on it, until it hit me: look at the […]