“I anticipated a weird and slightly arduous journey, especially when it came to using the keyboard. To my great surprise, I picked it up immediately. Within 30 seconds, I checked the weather. Next, I read some stock prices. Amazingly, it even renders stock charts, something the blind have never had access to.”
“[…] people don’t really talk much about code base size; it’s not widely recognized as a problem. In fact it’s widely recognized as a non-problem. […] People in the industry are very excited about various ideas that nominally help you deal with large code bases, such as IDEs that can manipulate code as “algebraic structures”, and search indexes, and so on. These people tend to view code bases much the way construction workers view dirt: they want great big machines that can move the dirt this way and that. […] Industry programmers are excited about solutions to a big non-problem. It’s just a mountain of dirt, and you just need big tools to move it around. The tools are exciting but the dirt is not.”
“Why are manhole covers round” is one of the eternal questions in job interviews.
“[…] eavesdropper can see the size of the request and reply messages, and […] these sizes sometimes leak information about which page you’re viewing […]”
“Easy to fix”