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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · August
· · · · 20 (1 entry)

Flashback · I got an email from Phost, who works for Sun in Beijing; it turns out that my disk benchmark named Bonnie (not Russell Coker’s updated <a href='http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/'>Bonnie++</a> but my <a href='http://www.textuality.com/bonnie/'>original 1990 version</a> — argh, that page is horribly unmaintained) has been part of the Solaris <a href='http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/hcts/'>Hardware Compatibility Test Suite</a> for years, and it needed some updates, and they’d made them, and they sent it to me and asked what I thought. So I popped it open in Emacs, what a weird feeling, all of a sudden it was 1989 and I was sitting in an office at the University of Waterloo. Anyhow, I suggested a little mod to the mods and sent it back. Given that I suspect the core semantics of Unix-style filesystems are not apt to change for, well, I can’t imagine how long, I realize Bonnie is certain to outlive me. Sobering.
 
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