- Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition) by Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister
- Zero History by William Gibson
- BGP by Iljitsch Van Beijnum
Monthly Archives: June 2006
The Belgian federal government is switching to the ODF format for its office documents by September 2008. Here’s the press release (in Dutch and French only). Here’s an article in English describing the move, and here’s the Belgian government interoperability … Continue reading
Swiss chard is a curious vegetable. Raw, it smells like rhubarb. It looks like rhubarb – though the stems are not as thick. When cooked, it smells like spinach and the leaves taste like spinach too. But it has the … Continue reading
A friend came over with her 20″ Imac that did not boot anymore – hard drive problems. Macs can be started up in Target Mode, where you essentially turn the computer into an external Firewire hard drive. I hooked the … Continue reading
A lot has been written about Sony’s delayed PS3. This article gives a good overview of one of the main reasons that I don’t buy Sony: they refuse to follow standards regarding storage media.
There is an excellent article on the DMCA in the June issue of IEEE Spectrum. Go read it – it’s an excellent overview of just how ridiculously bad a law the DMCA is.