- 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: Personal
RMS launched the GNU project on September 27th, 1983. MIT hackers generously lent us the use of the Green building tonight. It needs some of its pixels repaired, though!
I visited the White House last week to present a poster on Arvados.org during a Champions of Change event about Open Science. There are more photos on Flickr.
Sadly, this is just for a few weeks…
“” Sorry, that was the nearest book – page 56 is a blank page. Second nearest then. “The variable’s name must be a valid identifier” Rules: * Grab the book nearest you. Right now. * Turn to page 56. * … Continue reading
This country never ceases to amaze me. Everything is standardized – down to the kind of cheese you get when you order a sandwich. There’s American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, etc. Somehow Emmentaler, Gruyere and the many other cheeses from Switzerland … Continue reading
On the green line, near Park Street station: People pay a lot of money for rides like this in Disney Land … while commenting on a particularly bumpy ride on the green line.
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