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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · February
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Banalities R Us · Last weekend’s North­ern Voice con­fer­ence has been cov­ered to death, in words and pic­tures. For those who read French, quite a dif­fer­ent take from Karl Du­bost. Any­one who says I pre­sent­ed une série de banalités inintéressantes has to be worth read­ing. Al­so, he points to Stephen Downes’ pre­sen­ta­tion, gen­er­al­ly agreed to have been the most con­tro­ver­sial of the con­fer­ence. It turns out that, while I dis­agree pret­ty com­pre­hen­sive­ly with Dow­nes, he’s a good writer, check it out.
 
Free Lebanon! · I lived in Le­banon for eleven years, be­fore the civ­il war broke out, and I’m pro­found­ly hap­py to see the Le­banese stand­ing up to face down the goons from the hered­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship next door ...
 
Free No Longer · I vis­it­ed Tech­no­rati on Fri­day and we had a talk about the busi­ness side. Among oth­er things, I ar­gued that they should shut down their free ser­vice. I’m sur­prised that this is con­tro­ver­sial ...
 
Linux to Solaris Diary · On Fe­bru­ary 25, 2005, I un­der­took to trans­fer a non­triv­ial soft­ware de­vel­op­men­t/de­ploy­ment set­up from OS X and Lin­ux to So­laris 10. I have lots of old Unix and re­cent Lin­ux ex­pe­ri­ence, but none with So­lar­is. This en­try will serve as the per­ma­nent home for my tech­ni­cal di­ary doc­u­ment­ing the learn­ing pro­cess, which I shall up­date in-place. [Up­dat­ed: New sec­tions on doc­s.­sun.­com, NFS, and, be­lieve it or not, %.] ...
 
730 ongoing Days · Two years ago to­day I turned this thing on. I men­tioned it to Lau­ren last night and she said “Is that all?” In­deed. There’s re­al­ly not that much to add to last year’s an­niver­sary re­marks, ex­cept once again to of­fer thanks to those who read, and es­pe­cial­ly those who write back, in their own space or di­rect­ly. on­go­ing these days is not grow­ing faster than the whole bl­o­go­sphere, prob­a­bly be­cause my job is so in­ter­est­ing that it con­sumes a high­er and high­er pro­por­tion of my cre­ative en­er­gies (the last cou­ple of days I spent hours and hours build­ing a project frame­work on an in­ter­nal wik­i). But the bl­o­go­sphere is grow­ing, and fast; it’s a good thing to be part of.
 
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