· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · November
· · · · 16 (3 entries)

Bonnie 64 · Fifteen years ago I wrote a little filesystem benchmark called Bonnie. I hadn’t maintained it in years and there are a few interesting forks out there. Suddenly, by accident I found myself fiddling with the Bonnie code and I think I’m going to call the new version “Bonnie 64”. Herewith, for those who care about filesystem performance, the details ...
Sad · I met Bob McHenry, former editor of the <cite>Encyclopædia Britannica</cite>, when I did some consulting for them a few years back. He’s a wise, engaging, fellow, and he did me a huge favour by agreeing to do a keynote at the first-ever XML conference in 1997. But I’m profoundly disappointed by his <a href='http://www.techcentralstation.com/111504A.html'>vicious thrashing</a> of the <a href='http://www.wikipedia.org/'>Wikipedia</a>, which descends (literally) to toilet invective. I cannot understand how a perceptive human being can fail to see <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2004/08/31/Wikipedia'>the beauty</a>. Although <cite>Britannica</cite> is a pale shadow of its former self, McHenry presumably still has some insights at his disposal that he could offer to this brave band of people trying to create a new thing in the world. Instead of standing back and throwing mud.
Happy · Scoble observed that <a href='http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/11/15.html#a8650'>many blogs are cruddy on cell phones</a>. Curious, I emailed him asking how <span class="o">ongoing</span> does. He wrote back “Your site looks great. One of the best I've seen so far on the phone.” I am absurdly pleased.
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