Thoughts on timestamps of computer files

Computer files can have a number of different kinds of timestamps. Some of them are stored in the file's external metadata, alongside the file's name -- I'll call these external timestamps. Others are stored inside the file itself -- I'll call these internal timestamps. I use the term "timestamp" loosely. When something called a "timestamp" … Continue reading Thoughts on timestamps of computer files

Combined US States covid19-projections.com chart

The covid19-projections.com site doesn't put multiple US States in the same chart, so I did. Many disclaimers apply. These are only projections; they change every day; there are large error margins that are not shown; there are many other projection sites whose projections are quite different. This is not adjusted for population, though it probably … Continue reading Combined US States covid19-projections.com chart

Win32 I/O character encoding supplement 1 – A Cygwin issue

A while back, I wrote a series of posts about using Unicode in Windows console mode programs: Part 1Part 2Part 3 In Part 2, I said that programmers should probably not be changing the console code page to UTF-8 (65001). And that if they must, they should change it back when they're done. But now … Continue reading Win32 I/O character encoding supplement 1 – A Cygwin issue