Every programmmer should write these programs!

I found this interesting discussion on Quora and wanted to share.

I have written a lot of interesting software over the years but I’ll have to tackle some of these ideas. I love pet projects they make me a better programmer.

Question on @Quora: What are some programs every programmer should make at least once? https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-programs-every-programmer-should-make-at-least-once

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Does anyone REALLY still use Windows 7?

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve used Windows 7. I mean, there are a couple of improvements that were released in Windows 8, and I’m just amazed that anyone would still use Windows 7.

I just am amazed. I love Windows 8. I loved Windows Vista. I love Windows 10.

I just don’t think that clinging to an old version of Windows is *EVER* a good choice, from a security standpoint.  Here is the statistic that jumps to mind:

72 percent of Fortune 500 companies get hacked once a month, and 90% of those attacks are undetected.

I am too smart to use Windows 7.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3283328/microsoft-windows/is-microsoft-already-killing-off-windows-7.html

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Robots playing tennis

This is amazing. They actually have a robot that can play tennis now?

Is it autonomous or is there some guy with a joystick?

Robot tennis from EngineeringPorn

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New Hirens BootCD available

Hirens BootCD is amazing. I am so glad to see a new version come out!!

New Hirens BootCD WinPE version available after 6 years! from sysadmin

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Video Game Console Emulators

I thought that this looks pretty amazing. I’d love to be able to see this in action.. but unfortunately I sure am not going to download from questionable sources.

Have you played with these game Emulators ? Let me know where to learn more.. oh yeah reddit is obviously the answer right ??

All consoles in 1 PC from pcmasterrace

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diff and comm Linux commands

I have had to write some utilities over the years to do this for monitoring servers. These tools look very interesting, I am glad that I ran into this article.

Had to share this information, I hope you enjoy!

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3279724/linux/comparing-files-and-directories-with-diff-and-comm.html

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Wireshark Packet Comments (by Tony Fortunato)

This is interesting to me. Being able to put notes into a system and share them with others seems like a really cool feature.

I really enjoyed doing intrusion detection for Microsoft Corporate Security a few years back.

I wonder what their database infrastructure looks like now.. I’ll bet that they get a billion rows every 10 minutes now.

I had read an article a couple of years back about how Microsoft Corporate Security was using Parallel Data Warehouse to deal with the volume.

I am so glad that SQL Server has gained so much market share over the years.

Cheers SQL Server. If only tools like Wireshark would integrate better with a relational database.. that would be really cool!

http://www.lovemytool.com/blog/2018/06/managing-wireshark-packet-comments-by-tony-fortunato.html

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Microsoft and the Yeoman Coders

This is a fascinating article describing why Microsoft bought GitHub.

Remind me to never play Scrabble with this guy. Or should I call it ‘Words With Friends’?

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/06/github-microsoft-open-source-code-technology

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Apple to use USB-C with 2019 iPhone

It looks to me like Apple is finally becoming a civilized company. USB-C is great!

https://mspoweruser.com/apple-to-officially-bless-usb-c-with-2019-iphone/

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App Maker, Google’s low-code tool for building apps

This App Maker from Google looks like a lot of fun. It is a low-code tool for building business apps.

Today, this app comes out of beta.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/app-maker-googles-low-code-tool-for-building-business-apps-comes-out-of-beta/

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