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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 Encyclopædia Bri­tan­ni­ca, 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 vi­cious thrash­ing of the Wikipedia, which de­scends (lit­er­al­ly) to toi­let in­vec­tive. I can­not un­der­stand how a per­cep­tive hu­man be­ing can fail to see the beau­ty. Although Bri­tan­ni­ca 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 many blogs are crud­dy on cell phones. Cu­ri­ous, I emailed him ask­ing how on­go­ing 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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