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Howard Chu
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Howard Chu is a Founder and CTO of Symas Corp. Symas has been providing Enterprise support for open source software since 1999. Howard is a prolific open source contributor and has been writing Free Software since the 1980s. He also plays traditional fiddle in his off time.

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The Stress of Being a Computer Programmer?

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2014 | 3:06 AM

There was a quite sensational article on BusinessInsider entitled "The Stress Of Being A Computer Programmer Is Literally Driving Many Of Them Crazy". A lot of discussion ensued, garnering such responses as "How to be a Sane Programmer". Most of this misses the point.

The fundamental point...

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Software Design & Trustworthiness

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 9:43 PM

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn't have been. In the OpenLDAP Project we'd discussed its problems with the GnuTLS authors back in 2008...

The investigation that prompted that email was in this bug report, ITS#5361 and it revealed that...

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