Archive for January 29, 2004

Thursday, January 29, 2004


Joel Spolsky:

In most of the English speaking world it is not considered polite to open letters to a Mr. Joel Spolsky by writing “Dear Spolsky.” One might write “Dear Mr. Spolsky,” or “Dear sir,” or perhaps, “Hi Joel!” But “Dear Spolsky” is usually followed by some story about embezzled funds and needing to borrow my bank account.

Debugging Memory Leaks

Bill Bumgarner collects some useful information.

DiskWarrior 3.0.1

Kudos to Alsoft for providing an easy way for DiskWarrior 3.0 users to update their bootable CDs to 3.0.1. Unfortunately, the updating program, when run on my tower, stopped after I inserted the blank disc, complaining: “The media is not the right type for the requested operation.” It worked correctly on my iBook, although the the resulting 10.2.3 CD won’t boot that machine. I’m still amazed at how much faster 3.x is than previous versions.