Tag Archives: kernel

Here’s my favorite operating systems war story, what’s yours?

When I was working on my operating systems project in university, I stayed up all night for weeks feverishly rebooting my test machine, hoping that THIS time my interrupt handler changes worked. I survived on a diet of raisin bagels, … Continue reading

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2013: Tipping point for the Linux kernel community?

As the last days of the Ada Initiative fundraising drive come to a close ($103,000 so far!), I’m reflecting on what’s changed for Linux in the last 2 and half years. And it’s pretty awesome. This is the year I’ve … Continue reading

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Lifetimes of cryptographic hash functions table updated

I finally got around to updating the Lifetimes of cryptographic hash functions table to be current to 2012. I also licensed it CC-BY-SA. Some time when I’m REALLY bored I’ll include all the references inline, but Wikipedia now has pretty … Continue reading

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The Linux community can’t remain silent while leaders make anti-woman comments

I’ve written about prominent open source software leader Ted Ts’o’s public comments about rape for the Ada Initiative over on their blog. This post is about my personal reactions. I know, you don’t want to read about some Linux programmer’s … Continue reading

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Has open source given to you? Give back so women have the same chance you did

This is a cross-post of a post I wrote for the Ada Initiative blog about what open source software and Linux in particular has given me. Like many of you, open source software gave me a good job as a … Continue reading

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Google search loves me

I’m not sure why, but my personal web sites come up shockingly often as the first result in Google searches for not terribly obscure search terms. I’ve checked by searching in a browser in incogito mode and it looks like … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Sandra K. Johnson

There are two ways to answer the question, “Why are there so few famous women scientists and technologists?” One is to point out the obstacles women faced (and still face). For example, Lise Meitner, co-discoverer of nuclear fission, wasn’t allowed … Continue reading

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Help improve open source, make the world a better place, AND travel to Australia

The LCA 2012 Call for Papers (speakers and tutorials, really) is still open. The Linux Conference Australia audience is bright, curious, and eager to learn more. In particular, LCA attendees seem to love talks about file systems and storage, and … Continue reading

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Old kernel programmers can too learn new tricks

One of the strangest things about designing the Ada Initiative Seed 100 individual donation campaign is that I find myself working with GRAPHICS! *shudder* I’m a stereotypical kernel programmer in many ways, including my vast preference for text, starting with … Continue reading

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On the necessity of assholes

I just read Rusty Russell’s recent blog post about code written by assholes and Jacob Kaplan-Moss’s response. I’ll summarize Rusty’s point as “You don’t have to like assholes or agree with them, you just have to work with them in … Continue reading

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