Who wrote the original BSOD (and why white-on-blue)?

An interesting bit of trivia: John Vert, ex-Windows NT kernel guyex-Windows NT kernel guy   Back in 1991 I wrote the original code for Windows NT 3.1 that put the video screen back into text mode and the routines to put text on it (and a truly gnarly bit of code it was!). I used…


Python Cool Tricks

Nice. Some are exotic, but list comprehensions, the empty string trick are commonly handy, and the json pretty-printing maybe less so but good to know. The note about dir() and help() are great if you’re not already familiar (you should be). The Python enum trick is a new one by me: class PlayerRanking: Bolt, Green, Johnson,…