Mike Schaeffer's Weblog
Mon, 21 May 2007
Tomorrow, my employer is replacing my three year old Dell D400 with a nice new Compaq nc2400. I have to admit that I'm a bit apprehensive about the switch; My D400 works quite well and shows few signs of decay. But, I also remember feeling the same way about the D400. Maybe the Compaq will be as good as the last Compaq I regularly used and be another nice suprise. Anyway, as part of clearing out the old machine, here are a few links I've found that I'd like to preserve. No promises on content, but you might find at least one of them to be interesting if you read this blog.
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- Nicholas Carr - IT Doesn't Matter - Probably false, from what I've heard about it.
- Folklore.org - Macintosh Stories - Wonderful web site dedicated to stories from the creation of the Macintosh. If you're up for that, you might also be up for this, a detailed history of the old Apple ][ machines.
- Design and Implementation of a Web-based Email System
- Oracle Documentation Home Page - Oracle's website sucks, so here is the link to their documentation that's not as obvious as it should be.
- Y Combinator Startup News - Elitist Reddit.
- Michael Ruhlman's Blog - Good for foodies. This is the guy that went to culinary school to learn enough about cooking to write about chefs.
- SmartServe Chicken - The opposite of the last link, but you've probably eaten this crap if you live in the western world.
- Jaguar V12 Engine - A nice history of an apparantly pretty troublesome, but 'sexy', engine.
- Atlas of Lie Groups and Representations - I have no idea what this is, but it seems important. :-)
- Rob Pike's Notes on Programming in C
- My Lisp Experiences and the Development of Gnu Emacs - By Richard Stallman, of course...
- Emacs Lisp Coding Thoughts
- Ford Six Performance - Ford dropped this engine in favor of a 4.2 Liter V6, but this was the entry level truck engine for years. I remember very clearly looking at new 4.9 liter F-150's with my dad back in 1991.
- Come Celebrate the Joy of Programming with the World's Most Unbreaucratic Computers - Lisp Machine Stuff...
- Bitsavers - This is probably the most important link on the list, aside from the next one. A huge archive of old computer documentation and software. If you're a computer geek, and you care about where you came from, you should click this link and spend the next couple weeks reading.
- 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
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