Monthly Archives: May 2005

SATA

Everything you probably never wanted to know about SATA. Link. The 1.0 spec (there are more recent ones, this is enough to get the flavor). [Basically I was wondering how they got the speed out of the serial link. Answer: … Continue reading

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The Confusion Report

It took me 15 months to slog through Stephensons’ Quicksilver, and now I’m wading through The Confusion. Around page 180 or so, Confusion picks up dramatically, and it’s still moving around p205. Parts of it are just bloody boring, but … Continue reading

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Iron Butt

I’d forgotten about the Iron Butt Association; basically, crazy, long hours on motorcycles (“Do I go to states X, Y and Z, or just go to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and back [in four days] to get one million points?”). Yes, … Continue reading

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Doggerel

A mighty fortress is our God (doo-dah, doo-dah) Even though he’s kind of odd (all doo-dah day) [I don’t know, it just happened, honest. image recycled from the very old bit about DSL hell…]

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Disorganization

Spring cleaning. My wife accuses me of having very disorganized bookshelves. “Well, I’ve done some organization.” “Is that why The Rise of the Third Reich is next to Why Buildings Fall Down?” “Urm…” “Or The Castle of Indulgence is next … Continue reading

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