Monthly Archives: December 2003

More Reading

More books, mostly geeking out – Rajeev Nagar’s Windows NT File System Internals. An O’Reilly book, probably out of print. This, and Dominique Giampaolo’s Practical File System Design with the Be File System are probably my favorites about file system … Continue reading

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What Am I?

Since it’s Tolkien week, in the spirit of Riddles in the Dark: 1. “Never time to do it right. Always time to fix it.” 2. “Lonely in this heap am I. But if there are many of me, you buy … Continue reading

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Prolog

I tried learning Prolog for a while, really I tried. I bought a copy of Clocksin and Mellish, read it and did the exercises (just like I read Kernighan and Ritchie before I had a C compiler, in 1979), thought … Continue reading

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Chip thrills

Lots of interesting chip stuff at www.chip-architect.com. Decoding x86 instructions is a nightmare on roller skates. “Muxes. Lots and lots of muxes…”

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DVD regions

… and on a similar subject, here’s a neat article on making DVD drives region-free. Correction to earlier article: Hard disks in Canada are exempt from the tarriff; it’s MP3 players that contain hard disks that are now caught up. … Continue reading

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Media

Canadians levy more taxes on media that can be used to pirate music. This time, hard disks and removable media are covered. Too bad if all you’re doing is backing up data. Expect more movement like this in the US. … Continue reading

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Old Fart Zones

Old computer manuals, including Lisa boot ROMs and some stuff on the Exidy Sorcerer.

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Real time mantra

EventHelix (don’t know much about them) has some pages on real time embedded programming (is there any other kind?) and other topics (some baby stuff, but some interesting things, too).

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Jackson from Above

Eyeballing Jackson’s Neverland. From cryptome.

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Spyware Report

The Center for Democracy and Technology has a report on spyware. I’ve seen some friends’ machines completely clogged with the stuff. (“Why is the Internet so slow on my machine?”)

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