Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

Author: mcherm


I don't tend to put a lot of personal content into this blog of mine, but that's exactly what I have today. You see, yesterday my 4th grader daughter's school held a presentation for the students and their families on teaching writing to kids, which included some time for both …

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Posted Fri 06 May 2016 by mcherm in Personal

Will Microservices Fix the Rollback?

This morning's release didn't go so well. There was a problem with account opening -- some unintended interaction due to turning off a feature -- and we had to roll back the release. The problem wasn't in our team's systems; they didn't have an issue (this time) but we will still need …

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Posted Wed 06 April 2016 by mcherm in Software Development

Beginning Ceylon


So, this is the second time that I have taken a look at the programming language Ceylon. Ceylon is a language which is currently being sponsored by Red Hat. It fits into the space of languages in the same family with Java, but attempting to build a mondern strongly-typed …

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Posted Sat 27 February 2016 by mcherm in Programming

My Letter to the FCC on Net Neutrality

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Today is the deadline for providing public comment to the FCC on whether to classify broadband communications under Title II -- basically, whether or not to enforce Net Neutrality in a way that works. The following is the letter that I submitted (by email, since the FCC's website for posting comments …

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Posted Tue 15 July 2014 by mcherm in Politics, Technology