Archive for December, 2009

My Dear Malware, As the Old Year crawls to its sorry end, I find it useful to look back on the achievements of the past few months. One technique that I have had much success with is suggesting to our pathetic human patients (has the word “developer” ever been so misapplied?) that they extend the […]


My Dear Malware, I trust you are enjoying a productive festive season? This time of year is always full of opportunity for us demons – so much greed, drunkenness and ill-feeling! No doubt you will be thinking of your New Year’s resolutions – can I suggest you make renewed efforts in the coming years to […]


My Dear Malware, One of a demon’s better means of tormenting developers is to encourage them to write unnecessary code. A fine example of such a tool in our fiendish arsenal is the C++ default constructor. Many of our patients (for so I like to think of them) are unsure when or why they need […]


My Dear Malware, Thank you for your latest news. I agree that your bombarding of on-line programming sites with questions about “cascading style sheets” (whatever they may be) and “rounded corners” (as if anyone cared) will irritate and annoy a certain number (possibly even a large number) of programmers, but it seems a lot of […]


My Dear Malware, I am in receipt of your missive complaining of the difficulties you are experiencing in creating new spiritual torments for programmers. May I suggest that you are approaching the problem from the wrong angle. Your idea of creating a new interprocess communication mechanism is good in itself – one can never have […]