Monday, May 24, 2004

Caffeine Content

Caffeinated beverages are an important optimization tool that is familiar to everyone in systems-related professions. Unlike tools that optimize hardware or code, however, caffeine optimizes the human end of the decision loop.

The maximum amount of caffeine recommended for daily intake is around 400 milligrams -- or around 5 Jolt colas and a coffee.


Sunday, May 23, 2004

Bus Plunges

Michael Skeet originally spoke of this site months (years?) ago.


Updated 2007 May -- The original link doesn't work any more but here is an update:
Mew Bus Plunge compilation

Google Search Results

Friday, May 21, 2004

The History of UNIX

Thanks to Anton Aylward for bringing this discussion to my attention.

This is a link to an essay by Andy Tanenbaum, developer of MINIX. This discussion specifically relates to a recent (probably manufactured) controversy regarding the authorship of Linux.

There is a follow up article from the Linuxinsider web site which presents related comments by Richard Stallman -- Accusatory Report Deliberately Confuses.