I would much rather see Mastodon in front of a deer hoof.
Why not simply do a quick & dirty bad job of it?
because it's a small industry, and the chances of your earlier choices coming back to haunt you are quite good?
> How does it compare to rail/car/ship travel?
Airplanes are much, much faster.
"Hello, airplanes? Yeah, it's blimps. You win!"
The reason the article doesn't explain how Microsoft crash dumps work is because no one understands them.
This guy seems to be closest to understanding of anyone I've found:
> John Hancock famously signed his huge ass signature on the Declaration of Independence because he WANTED it to be known that he supported it.
Snopes does not agree: http://www.snopes.com/history/american/hancock.asp
i agree with the parent's other points but i strongly disagree with this one:
Use autoconf to handle platform idiosyncrasies.
autoconf is gross and difficult to use on Windows.
i use CMake at work and like it well enough. it works well enough with Qt that KDE uses it for their build system.