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Entries Tagged as 'linux'

12-in-12 update – Just for Fun

March 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Oof. I’ve been very remiss in my updates. Look for more posts in the next few days. First things first, though, here’s an update on 12-in-12. In February, I read Just for Fun, by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Readers who are expecting a line-by-monospaced line breakdown of the birth [...]

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12 in 12 update

February 6th, 2006 · No Comments

I finished The Search, and can’t recommend it highly enough. Battelle manages to combine an entertaining history of search, complete with Stanford anecdotes about the nascence of Yahoo and Google, with insightful analysis of the possibilities and perils facing users and developers of search technologies. All of it is written at a level that won’t overwhelm [...]

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Tags: books · google · linux · yahoo

March of the Penguin

January 4th, 2006 · No Comments

I’m composing this on an old Gateway PIII box I had lying around. I finally decided to do something with it, and am running Linux via the Knoppix 4.0 live cd distro. It’s more user-friendly than I ever expected Linux to be. My friend Jeremiah is doing some pretty interesting things with a Linux box, [...]

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