Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

June 22, 2004


Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:34 PM

I have just listened (if one uses this term freely enough) to an hour long sales pitch by a Gartner person. As the presentation was winding down, it struck me that an analyst (or at least this particular analyst…) is a modern day fortune teller. Both leave you happy for having spent the money to hear what you already thought in the first place.

June 21, 2004

John Keegan’s The History of Warfare

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:37 PM

I’ve been reading this massive tome on and off for the last year. Last night I finally sat down and finished it. Overall, I’m in awe of the breadth of this book, and less than thrilled with the execution. I think it could’ve been a much better book, had it stepped back from the details and gave the big picture first. I’m very glad I read it, though, and plan on reading some of Keegan‘s other works.

PNS day 43: sweet pain of mine

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:11 PM

Last week sucked PNS-wise; I was all bent out of motivation by a couple of bad days at the beginning of the week, and it took the rest of the week to recuperate.

This week, however, started off great. Standard workout yesterday afternoon, followed by abs at night at home in front of Hero, followed by a phenomenal workout this morning. My whole body hurts, but in a GOOD way.

Plan for tonight is abs again, then maybe swimming pool tomorrow morning.

On the weight front, I’m 200 grams from my lowest weight ever since starting PNS training. I look forward to tomorrow. I want to be 4 kgs less by the time we leave for Boston and OLS.

June 20, 2004


Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:22 PM

udev – Persistent Device Naming in User Space, by Greg KH.

June 19, 2004


Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:34 AM

Just finished Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor, which was riveting, and am now reading Chaitin’s latest work, META MATH.

June 17, 2004

visited the yearly Hebrew Book Fair yesterday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:51 PM

The loot includes “Bushido Shoshinsu” by Taira Shigesuke, Miyamoto Musashi’s A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho), Ben-Ami Shiloni’s – Traditional Japan and Modern Japan books, and Beever’s Stalingrad – The Fateful Siege. I’m already in the middle of it, and it’s great so far, even translated into Hebrew.

June 16, 2004

Fwd: Acknowledgement

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 7:47 PM
To: sct-hackers [syscalltrack-hackers (at)]

The paper mentioned below is temporarily available from

Click to access sudarshan.pdf

Cheers, Muli ----- Forwarded message from Sudarshan Srinivasan [smsriniv (at)] ----- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:22:00 -0500 =46rom: Sudarshan Srinivasan [smsriniv (at)] X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627 To: mulix (at) Subject: Acknowledgement Hi, I'm a grad student at UIUC. I used syscalltrack for one of the projects that I'm working on- an extension to the Linux 2.4 kernel that allows processes to be rolled back to a previous execution state and re-executed deterministically (for cyclic debugging). I've attached a copy of the paper based on that project, which has been accepted for publication in the USENIX technical conference proceedings. I found syscalltrack easy to extend and very useful. I wanted to thank you for making it available as open-source. I'll be releasing the code for Flashback soon. You can download it from I'd appreciate comments and feedback. Thanks! Best wishes, Sudarshan ----- End forwarded message ----- -- Muli Ben-Yehuda |

Role Playing comeback

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 4:40 PM

Just registered myself and ladypine to the “Say Yes to the Old Man” Role Playing convention. Its been at least ten years since I’ve last played seriously, but I used to love every minute.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:35 PM

See the Music line. Retro. What can I say, I need an energy infusion.

June 11, 2004

PNS day 33: ouch ouch ouch

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:32 PM

Just came back from the pool. My upper body feels like it’s made out of lead. I can barely lift my arms. Happiness.

I started with a good workout at the gym. Then I walked 7 kms to the DVD place to pick up Bruce Lee’s “Fists of Fury”, which we plan to watch tonight with yrk and Sarah. We were planning on Enter the Dragon, but alas, someone took it. Then met ladypine at the pool. I only did 500 meters, though – not having eaten any breakfast killed me.

The plan for tomorrow is to help my father rearrange his storage area. This happens every few months, and entails lifting many boxes of books. Fun for the whole family. Other than that, maybe Tennis or pool. Definitely no weights.

Yesterday we watched Troy. Considering the number of semi-naked extremely muscular men on parade, I think it will be a worthy edition to the motivational movies shelf.

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