Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

Author: mcherm

My Thoughts on Diversity

Twice recently I have heard Mark Mathewson (MVP for International and Small Business Tech at Capital One, where I work) give a talk in his capacity as executive responsible for inspiring our diversity programs within Tech. I have also heard the subject raised by Jenn Flynn who runs the Small …

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Posted Fri 12 April 2019 by mcherm in articles

Mailto for Gmail

My employer now uses gmail for our company email (and it's what I use at home also) so I would like "mailto:" links to work with Gmail. Unfortunately, all the normal processes for making Chrome use Gmail for such links failed for me. I went digging and found a solution …

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Posted Mon 07 January 2019 by mcherm in Technology


I've had a wonderful idea for a business. Each of my users is invited to send me things in the mail things like pictures of their kids or notes about what they are doing. I then scan in these notes and pictures, print out everyone's updates in a big paper …

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Posted Sun 04 November 2018 by mcherm in Law