Reboot Your Dreamliner Every 248 Days To Avoid Integer Overflow

Remember this next time you’re on a Dreamliner. Basically it says that all Boeing 787 Dreamliners have to be switched off every 248 days. If they are not reset then the generator control units GCUs will go into failsafe mode and the plane will lose all electrical power. Source: Reboot Your Dreamliner Every 248 Days…

24-core CPU and I can’t type an email (part one)

When software doesn’t behave as expected, it can be really difficult to find out why. In this case, someone experienced an odd hanging problem while using GMail on his powerful computer and decides to investigate. Read on for all the gory details. …I was just engaging in that most mundane of 21st century tasks, writing…

The machine Fired me

What happens when there’s things are fully automated with no manual override. In the relentless drive towards cost-cutting and automation I won’t be surprised if we see more instances of such problems. At least a year later, I can sit here and write about it without feeling too embarrassed. So that’s the story about the…