Using C++ Namespaces Safely
You may be tempted to put “using namespace std;” at the top of your C++ files. Here’s a much safer alternative.
Printing Formatted Strings in C++20
This post describes an interim replacement for the missing formatted print() function in C++20.
Install PyCharm for Bill Weinman’s Python courses
How to install PyCharm for use with my Python courses
You’ve been vaccinated but it’s not over.
Why are Covid cases surging nationwide, even though we’re vaccinating more people and faster than ever before? Bad science reporting and widespread misinformation.
Vaccines Cannot Save Us
The first step in solving any problem is to define the problem. You cannot know what you do not test. We skipped that step.
This has always been my favorite Larry Williams song, and one of my top-ten fav ’50s rockers. I hope this brings the world a bit of joy.
Hey Joe Special Episode
Why do some people still get infected even though they’re very careful? Understanding some very simple probability can help you stay safer during a pandemic.
New C++ Courses
New for 2021, updated lessons, new challenges and exercises, and a new final project at the end of the course.
Hey Joe Episode 6 – Why you must Vote
This has been the most ruthlessly cruel administration in the history of this country.
Upgrading the BearHouse network
About to install a new Ubiquiti network in BearHouse
Hey Joe Episode 5 – Trump got Covid-19
Trump got Covid-19 because he refuses to acknowledge science. The rest of us can learn from that.
Hey Joe Episode 4 – Black Lives Matter
Because we acknowledge that Black Lives have not always mattered as much as white lives in this country. And that’s no longer acceptable.
Hey Joe Episode 3 – RIP RBG
RIP RBG. The Supreme Court is broken so let’s fix it.
Hey Joe Episode 2 – Covid-19
The only American Donald Trump actually cares about is Donald Trump.
The Wind Cries Mary
Quarantine #3: One of my favorite Hendrix songs
The second in my series of quarantine music, this is (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear.
Quarantine music #1: a cover of Blackbird by Paul McCartney
On Working From Home
A few tips for those new to working from home.
How I Got Thrown in Facebook Jail
… and why I’m not mad about it.
My last WSOP at the Rio
This is my last WSOP until they move to a better facility
Why I Support Andrew Yang
For decades, I’ve recognized the inevitability of Universal Basic Income (UBI). When left to our own devices, we […]
The corporation is not your friend
These corporations claim to support LGTBQ rights — they don’t.
BW Whois Retired
After 19 years of providing whois services I have retired bw-whois and related services as of 18 March […]
Locating meta-data in SQLite
How can I check the table and column names in SQLite?
To all the sites that carp about my ad blocker
I use an ad blocker in order to protect myself and my equipment from those who would abuse my trust for nefarious purposes. On the other hand, I understand your need to show ads that generate revenue to support your site.
Allow me to explain. I did not want to hate WordPress. I wanted to love it. I wanted […]
After 25 years I’ve finally gotten around to updating my web site. Why did it take so long?