Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

May 31, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 6:45 PM

Some times, it feels good to be working for big blue.

IBM Systems Journal Issue on Open Source Software.

Paris… for some reason, I miss it.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:21 PM

I was going through the pictures Orna and me took last December when we visited Paris (I’ll put them up … eventually). I really like this one:

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:44 AM

Note to self: bringing a laptop to a seminar “in case it’s boring” is like buying car insurance and then driving blind folded.

(Case in point: ” An Incremental Super-Linear Preferential Internet Topology Model”. What I’m doing instead? you’re reading it…)

May 17, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:23 AM

Looks like IBM has joined the modern age and will start encouraging employees to blog. Here’s the Official Blogging Policy. This is probably a good time to mention once again that anything you read here does not represent in any way shape or form IBM’s opinions. Like… duh.

Zurich, cont

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:18 AM

Airport -> Train -> Hotel. Nothing special to talk about, everything was simple and efficient.

The hotel has a spectacular view and pretty good food, but other than that, it’s craptacular. Expensive, no air conditioning(!), and the wireless is so expensive it’s best referred to as “extortion”. As is plainly evident from the fact that you’re reading this, I succumbed to the extortion.

Zurich, the beginning

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:59 AM

Yesterday I ate breakfast in Haifa, Israel. Today I ate breakfast on the shore of the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland, watching a swan swim by. Life is good sometimes.

The flight was uneventful. The plane was full, but I had a relatively comfortable aisle seat and a non-annoying person in the seat next to me. I even got some work done, mostly reading papers (e.g. An I/O Architecture for Mikrokernel-Based Operating Systems) and patent filings (yuck). Once I got tired of work I watched half of Coach Carter, which was mind numblingly simplistic, but in a good way.

(got to call in for a conference call now; more later)

May 15, 2005

Zurich, here I come

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 9:42 AM

My trip to Zurich has been approved. Leaving tomorrow (Monday afternoon), coming back early on Friday morning. I’m going to be meeting Orran Krieger (the man and the legend) on Tuesday for some hypervisor goodness, and then we’ll have two days of technical flam^H^H^H^Hdiscussions on Wednesday and Thursday with out Watson and Zurich colleagues.

Can you tell I’m excited about this trip?

May 10, 2005

tremors

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 3:21 PM

I just gave a re-run of the Xen talk to the study group at work, and four out of the five managers in the management chain above me attended. Thank $DEITY Sam Palmisano isn’t visiting Haifa at the moment!

(I survived)

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