Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

June 21, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:10 AM

There was an excellent Haifux meeting last night. 8 people gave lightning talks on various subjects, with a mostly-common theme of retro computing. I gave my “world’s smallest kernel” aka “here’s how to write a bootsector” talk, which went ok, I guess. (tarball with the code). I particularly enjoyed Oron’s talk (various old Unixes running on a pdp11 simulator…), guy’s “ascii art” talk and Alon and Boaz’s talks (almost full talk list available here).

It was also nice being in Haifux again after a long time and mostly listening. I forgot how much I enjoy the geeky atmosphere and conversations.

Amazon was kind enough to inform me this morning that Dan Simmons has a sequel to llium coming out. Now to wait for the paperback…

1 Comment »

  1. There are some really great lectures in the archives on the Haifux website! I haven’t been to a LUG meeting in many years because the past ones I went to were mostly about basic user support. How to play MP3s, how to install Flash, and topics of that nature. These things are important, sure, but I’d love to see some more hard topics, such as programming technique, and kernel hacking as well.
    Perhaps things have changed in the intervening years. I should see what my local LUG offers these days…

    Comment by jeramey — June 21, 2005 @ 9:40 PM | Reply

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