Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

October 12, 2003

Best of livejournal part II

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:31 PM

– over at jwz‘s journal, there’s a discussion on the level of suckitude of Neal Stephenson’s latest, Quicksilver. I’m about 200 pages into it. The verdict so far: very interesting in an encyclopedic sort of way, but not much of a story. I will continue reading to the end, but I sure hope the pace picks up.

best of livejournal part I

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:19 PM

q_skud_ has an interesting book meme going on.

3 books you use most often for reference: Bovet and Cesati’s Understanding the Linux Kernel, W. R. Stevens’s Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment, and google, because while not a book, I use it for reference far more than I use any book…

3 books you read on “high rotation”: Stephen King’s It, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, anything by W. E. B. Griffin (yummy brain candy).

3 books you read for comfort: Stephen King’s It (knowing which character I always identify with shouldn’t be too difficult), Jeffery Archer’s The Prodigal Daughter and James Clavell’s Shogun (I guess I’m weird).

3 books you really ought to read: oh, but there are so many. Let’s see, just looking at my amazon wishlist, anything by Knuth, but especially his Art of Computer Programming (I’ve read bits and pieces, I should read all of it AND do the excersizes), Feynman’s Lectures on Physics, and the complete works of Shakespeare…

3 books you will never read: there are far too many to mention. Not because I don’t want to, but because there are not enough hours in the day.

the effect of remote connectivity on work times

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:03 PM

Yesterday morning I spent a few hours setting up remote connectivity to work from home. Eventually, thanks to Oleg‘s useful tips, a bit of insight and a modicum amount of luck, it worked. This remote connectivity caused an immediate blurring of “work time” and “anything else time”, which I’m intimately familiar with from three years of working from home. Everything has its price, I guess…

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