Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside

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

Reasons Why My Code Style is Wrong

I have had people tell me things like "You should never throw an exception to return a value in an unusual case, exceptions are only supposed to be used for error conditions." And I HATE it when people say things like this.

There are a couple of audiences at play …

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Posted Fri 24 January 2014 by mcherm in Programming