Error messages: Does anyone really care?

Recently one of the engineering managers at work mentioned a bizarre error message he’d read about: “Shut ‘er down, Clancy, she’s pumping mud!” Thanks to Google, I quickly verified that it was a real message, from the Texas Instruments 990 minicomputer, indicating a condition that the programmer never expected would happen but eventually did. (Isn’t thatContinue reading “Error messages: Does anyone really care?”

A new source for STC certification news

STC is beta-testing a new community networking site, The Certification Committee is participating in the beta test, and we have started a group there. So far, so good… It has blogs, forums (which I think can be opened up to the world), and a listserv we will use for committee correspondence. We hope theContinue reading “A new source for STC certification news”