Like, duh! Realizations re further studies (June 12, 2004, 0) - Duh, UOregon is in, well, _Oregon_. What else is in Oregon? OSDL.
Linus Torvalds! IBM labs, too! Looks like my list of top schools has
grown from four to five. I sent them my GRE scores already, anyway.
Funny Linus quote (June 1, 2003, 0) -
Seriously, the way I did this was by using a special /sbin/loader binary
with debugging hooks that I made (“dd” is your friend: binary editors
are for wimps).
— Linus Torvalds, in an article on a dnserver
Sometimes it’s not just about the jobs you create (November 8, 2005, 0) - Year to Success had this inspiring thought:
Success is creating jobs and opportunity. Gates’
company, Microsoft, employs more than 50,000 people in
72 countries and regions.
This is the same Bill Gates who wrote in an internal memo:
If people had understood how patents would be granted
when most of today’s ideas were invented and had taken out patents,
Story ideas for CS161 (November 23, 2003, 0) - - AT&T Bell Labs gave up on MULTICS
- (Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and J.F. Ossanna)
- really cool filesystem idea on paper
- all requests for a computer to hack on for an OS were denied
- Space Travel: “Their effort included a floating-point arithmetic package, the pointwise specification of the graphics characters for the display, and a
Plan for CS161 (November 12, 2003, 0) - - Organize them into six groups of five students each
- Tell them about textbook
- Explain the group assignment
- Divide the chapters among the groups
- Point them to course website
- Capture how much people know right now
- Do an introduction of operating systems: history, motivation
Computer system structures
Operating system structures