Links and Quotes

Non-technical topics

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
KEXP Independant music radio
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Astronomy Picture of the Day
A fresh astronomy picture each day, lots of amazing wallpaper fodder
A huge collection of free media including movies and music

Technical Topics

The Cathedral and the Bazaar
The definitive analysis of the open-source software development model by Eric Raymond.
Ubuntu linux
The Free, Open, Standards-based operating system. Try linux now - it's easy and reliable!


"I will be rich, but I would not have been successful had I tried to become rich."
-- Linus

The only secure computer is one that is turned off, locked in a safe and buried 20 feet down in a secret location, and I'm not completely confident of that either.

-- Bruce Schneier

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

-- Albert Einstein

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

-- Mohandas Gandhi (?)

"No! Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try."

-- Yoda (Star Wars)

"I'm not proud, .. we really haven't done everything we could to protect our customers ... Our products just aren't engineered for security."

-- Brian Valentine, Microsoft Sr. VP

"In short, without this exclusive franchise called the Windows API, we would have been dead a long time ago,"

-- Bob Muglia, Microsoft Sr. VP

"You or I wouldn't buy a car where you couldn't open the hood to the car. And you say, Well, what do you know about maintaining a modern internal combustion engine? And the answer is, not very much. But being able to open up the hood to your car means that you can either try and fix it yourself, you can get Uncle Joe up the street to try and fix it, or you can take it to one of a hundred thousand repair shops across the country."

-- Bob Young, CEO, Red Hat software

"I might be able to shoehorn a reference count in on top of the numeric value by disallowing multiple references on scalars with a numeric value, but it wouldn't be as clean. I do occasionally worry about that."

-- Larry Wall, creator of the Perl programming language

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

-- Albert Einstein

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