The Curmudgeoclast

Thoughts, projects, and ramblings of Dave Astels

Tue 01 January 2019

2018 in Review

Posted by dastels in general   

The year started with me employed by Trov. After a bit over a year I was still having trouble generally hitting my stride despite some good successes. So it was with some relief when a shakeup in the upper levels of technical management cut me loose in, as I recall …


Tue 29 April 2014

Science, Engineering, and Programming

Posted by dastels in general   

What is it that we do? Are we programmers, software engineers, or computer scientists? All of the above, some combination, or none?

My thesis is that it depends. All three are real things. All three are very different. Let's look at each, in turn.

Computer Science

This one seems easy …