Courier of Information

I got a call from the 1990s a few months ago asking for their font back. I declined and explained that just because something is old, does not mean it cannot still be good. Sometimes, things created long ago have a unique value that endears them to be used even today. Not everything has a … Continue reading Courier of Information

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Danger! Unexploded Data

Software applications commonly make use of tree structures to arrange items in a hierarchical manner. File systems, database indexes, bills of material, HR organizational data, etc are all usually structured in a tree format. The persisted data that represents these structures are often stored in a dictionary of parent/child relationships, looking something like this: If … Continue reading Danger! Unexploded Data