Correctness Anomalies Under Serializable Isolation

In the good old days of having a “database server” which is running on a single physical machine, serializable isolation was indeed sufficient, and database vendors never attempted to sell database software with stronger correctness…

3D Wireframes in SVG

SVG is great for line art. It scales nicely for high DPI displays without using much bandwidth. However SVG was not designed for 3D, so it does not provide mechanisms for applying perspective transformation or…

Photon Micro GUI

Let me tell you a bit about Photon… From my previous post about Ascend, some folks noticed its existence and actually found the github repository. The repository is rather underwhelming, I thought to myself, devoid…

The Human Impact Of Having Too Few Nurses

By guest blogger Lucy Maddox The UK population continues to grow, while nursing numbers have remained static for several decades. Compounding matters, The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have reported a 25 per cent increase…

In 1919, driving cross-country was a crazy idea.…

The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy crossing east Wyoming. (Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library) A long line of nearly 100 vehicles stretched out along the White House Ellipse on the morning of July 7, 1919, replete…

Is Ham Radio a Hobby, a Utility…or Both?…

Photo: iStockphotoLike many amateur radio fans his age, Ron Kolarik, 71, still recalls the “pure magic” of his first ham experience nearly 60 years ago. Lately, though, encrypted messages have begun to infiltrate the amateur…