- 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
Category Archives: Everything else
I blogged almost 3 years ago about my home server upgrade. The thing has been running very reliably ever since, but I am running out of disk space again. So, time for another upgrade – disk only though this time. … Continue reading
My biggest problem with exercising is how boring it is. Enter the Google bike hack which allows you to ‘cycle’ through Google maps. Awesome idea. Link via Hack a day.
I’ve never understood why it is common in the US to run power, telephone and cable on poles, rather than underground. Particularly so in areas with much more extreme weather than the part of Europe that I’m from – where … Continue reading
Netcraft’s June 2009 Web Server Survey is very interesting. Check out the IIS line on this graph (red): That sharp drop is a reduction from 29,049,223 (May) to 21,898,527 (June) active sites. Netcraft explains the drop like this: A reduction … Continue reading
Flying from Boston to San Francisco right now on Virgin America. The plane is new, the entertainment system runs GNU/Linux, you can order food and drink (soft drinks free, the rest is sadly overpriced) right from the touch screen in … Continue reading
Every search result is returned marked as “This site may harm your computer”: Click on a result, and you get this: There goes my productivity… Update at 10:18: they finally fixed it. Phew. Update: here’s the official explanation from Google.
Maybe there’s more to my move to Massachusetts than I suspected. Check out this map comparing the GDP of US states with various countries around the world.
It’s clearly true. I think I might have to get one of these stickers:
This article is a very good read about power supply efficiency and what Google is trying to do to improve the quality of the average PC power supply. More power to them! I’ve long wondered why we don’t have a … Continue reading