Jeff Atwood is a longtime agnostic Windows ecosystem developer. He currently writes for his blog Coding Horror while building Stack Overflow, a community oriented question and answer website for software developers.
Coding Horror | 03 Feb 2016 08:52
Jeff Atwood writes "....When we initially deployed our handbuilt colocated servers for Discourse in 2013, I needed a way to provide an isolated VPN channel in for secure remote access and troubleshooting. Rather than dedicate a whole server to this task, I purchased the..."
Read more » The Scooter Computer
Coding Horror | 02 Jan 2016 09:38
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 2007 I wrote about using PNGout to produce amazingly small PNG images. I still refer to this topic frequently, as seven years later, the average PNG I encounter on the Internet is very unlikely to be optimized.
For example, consider this recent..."
Read more » Zopfli Optimization: Literally Free Bandwidth
Coding Horror | 04 Dec 2015 11:17
Jeff Atwood writes "....I saw in today's news that Apple open sourced their Swift language. One of the most influential companies in the world explicitly adopting an open source model – that's great! I'm a believer. One of the big reasons we founded Discourse was to..."
Read more » The Hugging Will Continue Until Morale Improves
Coding Horror | 30 Nov 2015 06:42
Jeff Atwood writes "....I've loved many computers in my life, but the HTPC has always had a special place in my heart. It's the only always-on workhorse computer in our house, it is utterly silent, totally reliable, sips power, and it's at the center of our home..."
Read more » The 2016 HTPC Build
Coding Horror | 19 Nov 2015 23:44
Jeff Atwood writes "....On one of my visits to the Computer History Museum – and by the way this is an absolute must-visit place if you are ever in the San Francisco bay area – I saw an early Google server rack circa 1999 in the exhibits.
Not too fancy,..."
Read more » To ECC or Not To ECC
Coding Horror | 17 Sep 2015 22:55
Jeff Atwood writes "....The last time I seriously upgraded my PC was in 2011, because the PC is over. And in some ways, it truly is – they can slap a ton more CPU cores on a die, for sure, but the overall single core performance increase from a 2011 high end Intel..."
Read more » Building a PC, Part VIII: Iterating
Coding Horror | 18 Aug 2015 09:39
Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been three years since I last upgraded monitors. Those inexpensive Korean 27" IPS panels, with a resolution of 2560×1440 – also known as 1440p – have served me well. You have no idea how many people I've witnessed being Wrong..."
Read more » Our Brave New World of 4K Displays
Coding Horror | 08 Aug 2015 10:59
Jeff Atwood writes "....This post is a bit of a public service announcement, so I'll get right to the point:
Every time you use WiFi, ask yourself: could I be connecting to the Internet through a compromised router with malware?
It's becoming more and more common to..."
Read more » Welcome to The Internet of Compromised Things
Coding Horror | 05 Aug 2015 11:28
Jeff Atwood writes "....It's been about a year and a half since I wrote The Road to VR, and a … few … things have happened since then.
Facebook bought Oculus for a skadillion dollars
I have to continually read thinkpieces describing how the mere act of..."
Read more » I Tried VR and It Was Just OK
Coding Horror | 30 Jul 2015 09:31
Jeff Atwood writes "....In 1992, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. In my defense, I had just graduated from college, this was pre-Internet, and I lived in Boulder, Colorado working in small business jobs where I was lucky to even hear about other..."
Read more » Doing Terrible Things To Your Code