Tracing down a problem, finding sloppy code

Daniel was tracking down what appeared to be a networking problem…. server reported 113 (No route to host) However, an strace did not reveal the networking stack ever returning that. On the other side, IP packets were actually received. When confronted with mysteries like this, I get suspicious – mainly of (fellow) programmers. I suggested a grep […]

OSS Ability to Accept Contributions

Clayton Christensen has some excellent insights on Modularity vs Integration in “The Innovator’s Solution”. I wrote about this for Upstarta.biz. Particularly in the realm of Open Source, modularity is regarded as a panacea – a product, service or design must be modular. But  modularity is not better (or worse) than integration. Like tools, they each […]