Let’s start with the high-tech stuff: Jeff Bonwick already got pointage from Jonathan this week, but this piece is totally a must-read anyhow. As you might have heard, there’s a lot of talk about open-sourcing Solaris. Easy to understand in principle, but Mike Kupfer offers an elegantly-written look at the details. Still in Solaris-land, read about the dreaded rm -rf / (even typing that into my editor makes me shudder). Enough of that geeky stuff; recently we’ve had a charming cameo from Jennifer Love Hewitt and magical ambigrams from Chandan—if you don’t know what an ambigram is, follow that link and you’ll be delighted. Also worth a visit is Paul Humphreys who on top of working at Sun has the best side-job in the world, and I’m not kidding. Then there’s Tim Caynes, scroll down and read his untitled September 23rd piece, I have no idea what he’s talking about but it’s still amusing. Mount Sabalan, you ask? It’s in Iran. Right away, you’re thinking geopolitics, culture wars, political turmoil. Nope, it’s a vacation spot, and Masood Mortazavi, one of our better writers, climbed it on his summer vacation.

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