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Google had shut down Recaptcha v1 on March 31st, killing my feedback page in the process. I found out yesterday, fixed today. Pros: new captcha is much easier to use […]

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 […]

Coins

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

.NET string comparison is not lexicographical

This Friday I wrote a unit test and to my astonishment I have found that “a” < “A” < “ab”, with .NETĀ InvariantCulture and InvariantCultureIgnoreCase string comparers. That means that .NET […]