Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

December 11, 2005

patent ambivalence

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:23 PM

I am expected to file patents. The number of patents I file is considered a measure of my innovation; each patent filed is handsomely rewarded with cash; filing patents is one of the things I need to do in order to advance professionally.

I am expected to hate patents, especially software patents. They stifle innovation, are used to stifle competition, and are generally evil.

If I won’t file a patent, in all likelihood, someone else will. At least my patents are not trivial. But a lesser evil is still evil.

What’s the right thing to do?

I filed 6 patents in 2005.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:16 PM

Slides from today’s The Xen Hypervisor and its IO Subsystem talk.

December 7, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:05 AM

Why You Should Never Post Your Picture on the Internet.

I needed a good chuckle this morning.

December 5, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:38 PM

Is it time to rejoice yet? (Update: YES!).

December 4, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:57 AM

I picked up George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones on the last trip, and it rules my world. I devoured it over the weekend, enjoying every page. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to read it! Highly recommended.

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