Why, after a year with Adobe EchoSign, I’m taking my business elsewhere

Meng Weng Wong
May 1, 2015 · 7 min read

“Unable to reproduce. Ticket 296174 closed.”

Race conditions are the classic hard-to-reproduce bug. Think CERN’s supercollider. It may take hundreds or thousands of trials to trigger a result. (I just got lucky, I guess, but that’s why I’m in programming. Bugs find me the way salad lids find chefs.) Race conditions are not so much demonstrated as they are mathematically deduced, by close reading of the source code.

“Don’t do me any favours.”

As Cool Hand Luke might say, what we have here is a failure to communicate.

    Meng Weng Wong

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    Berkman Fellow 2016. Stanford CodeX Fellow 2017. Leading Legalese.com. Previously jfdi.asia, pobox.com, SPF, hackerspace.sg. Made in Singapore.

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