Technical Debt

When I first heard the phrase “Technical Debt”, I nearly fell of my chair, but recently, a couple of articles have passed me by and I thought I’d have look and think about if it helps address the intractable problem of maintaining legacy technology, but particularly applications code. The problem is that to make changes, one often has to amend code that’s already in use. This increases the cost of the project. The increase in cost to new projects is part of the “Technical Debt”, however, it’s basically a metaphor. Is the problem one that financial management tools, can be used to improve the understanding of? Does this apply better to code that one has development rights to, rather than packages or infrastructure? Here as every are my notes and links. Continue reading “Technical Debt”

Losing sight of my remote disks

I discovered that my two remote disks cannot be seen on my W10 laptop, nor my elementary OS laptop. I fixed this by rebooting the disks which are connected to the network via an RJ45/USB connector to a BT Home Hub. This should work better than that. Here are my notes. … Continue reading “Losing sight of my remote disks”

Mucking around until it breaks

This took a lot of time, I decided to see if I could minimise the occurrence of my BSOD “UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION”. This involved reinstalling my anti-virus product, changing it’s passwords and then repairing my fingerprint reader driver as a result of a Code 19 error on my fingerprint reader. FFS! 😡 Here are my notes. Continue reading “Mucking around until it breaks”