Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why C++ Sucks!

I don't actually believe that! C++ far from sucks. But I learned a lot from reading critiques on the language, whether its language design, implementation of features and how difficult it is evolve languages with vast amounts of incumbent production code.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Why doesn't my UK Plug work with a German, French, American, Indian or Chinese socket?

While speaking amongst friends and colleagues at a hardware lab today, we discovered that we were 5 at a table and amongst the number of devices we had took at least 7 different plug standards -- US, UK, France, Germany, Argentina, Israel & India! How did things get so crazy? Turns out this is all about competing power companies, copper shortages, colonialism and the like -- a massively enlightening discussion. Before we go onto wireless charging, there is still hope -- USB charging? Managed to find a Gizmodo article which hits the right spot on this conundrum -- makes a nice weekend read!