Monday, January 30, 2012

Learn all the tricks of OS/2 programming!

Hobbes is great.

The history of man

UNIX manual pages, that is. Not like, persons, or men.

Oh, and I saw this on The Unix Historical Society mailing list. Great list, right there.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Six Stages of Field Service Support

A love affair with XML

As if that wasn't enough, the application itself was causing network issues. While its communications had originally been based on small HTTP messages, that had been changed because of what Fried called “the organization's love affair with XML.” The messages had grown in size up to 3000 bytes—twice the maximum size of an Ethernet packet—so there was a “hockey-stick spike” in traffic and dropped packets.

I was there, and it is true.