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Refactoring Bad Design

Most of my development goes towards the academic management system I designed and built, ADAM. This has been ongoing for more than 15 years, having started when I was younger and much more na├»ve about programming than I am today. I graduated with a computer science degree but it is apparent that an appreciation for […]

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Adventures in 3D

I recently purchased the Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer kit. The kit was delivered by FedEx within a week and I began the assembly process being rewarded with gummy bears along the way (there are several documented steps in the assembly of the printer that involve gummy bears). Apart from exploring and printing several of […]

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Department of Basic Education bans JAVA in favour of Delphi, FOSS in favour of Microsoft

At least they won’t have to worry about Java Update notifications… It is a dark time in South African education. Already South African features near the bottom of any study featuring Mathematics and Science ability amongst its learners (GITR 2013, World Economic Forum Report 2012, 2011/2012 World Competitiveness Report, PIRLS 2011 to name a few) […]

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Doing the Microsoft Shuffle: Algorithm Fail in Browser Ballot

Introduction The story first hit in last week on the Slovakian tech site DSL.sk.  Since I am not linguistically equipped to follow the Slovakian tech scene, I didn%u2019t hear about the story until it was brought up in English on TechCrunch.  The gist of these reports is this: DSL.sk did a test of the %u201Cballot%u201D […]