I’m trying to just literally never argue with people

I’m reading this great interview with Marc Andreessen in which he says:

I’ve really been trying hard to spend less time actually arguing with anybody. Because people really don’t want to change their mind. And so I’m trying to just literally never argue with people.

…I thought that was worth making a note of. I think I’m going to take that on board.

Most bugs are in your error handling code

While reading What tools made you better programmer I came across a link to Error Handling in a Correctness-Critical Rust Project which included these two tidbits:

almost all (92%) of the catastrophic system failures are the result of incorrect handling of non-fatal errors explicitly signaled in software.

in 58% of the catastrophic failures, the underlying faults could easily have been detected through simple testing of error handling code.