Detecting MacBinary format

Classic Mac OS (the main Macintosh operating system from 1984-2001) had an interesting way of storing files. Each file potentially consists of two separate byte streams, known as the data fork and resource fork. Additionally, some important information was stored in the file's directory entry, using features of the Mac's native MFS and HFS filesystems. … Continue reading Detecting MacBinary format

Points scored in overtime are not real points

I should know better than to write about college football, a sport that I pay little attention to. But it's a particularly egregious example of an irritating phenomenon. On November 24, 2018, in American college football, Texas A&M and LSU were tied 31–31 at the end of regulation, and Texas A&M won in overtime. But … Continue reading Points scored in overtime are not real points