Waaaay back in grad school in (mumble) late 80s/early 90s (/mumble), I started using Unix in earnest. Back then, my dad shared some funny Unix error messages which were double entendres … often quite entertaining, as the shell was effectively playing the straight man in a comedy duo. Without intentionally doing so (of course). Nowadays, … Read moreMore unix command line humor
I’ve written about approved vendors and “one throat to choke” concept in the past. The short take from my vantage point as a small, not well known, but highly differentiated builder of high performance storage and computing systems … was that this brand specific focus was going to remove real differentiated solutions from market, while … Read moreWhat reduces risk … a great engineering and support team, or a brand name ?
My new day job has me developing considerably less code than my previous endeavor, so I like to work on problems to keep these particular muscles in steady use. Happily, I get to do more analytics than ever before, so this at least is some compensation for the lower amount of coding. When I work … Read moreOn hackerrank and Julia
The birthday problem is a fairly simple to state situation. There is at least a 50% probability (e.g. even chance) that at least 2 of 23 randomly chosen people in a room have the same birthday. This comes from some elementary applications of statistics, and is documented on Wikipedia. While we care less about networks … Read moreThe birthday problem (allocation collisions) for networks and MAC addresses
This is an on-going process I won’t comment on, other than to provide a link to the bidding site. There are numerous cool items in there. Lot 2-57207: a 64 bay siFlash/Cadence machine with 64x 400GB SAS SSDs. Fully operational, SSDs very lightly used, extraordinarily fast unit. Lot 2-57215: 2 mac minis (one was my … Read moreNow for your bidding pleasure, the contents of one company