Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

July 31, 2005

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From The Beaten Track: The Letters Of Richard P. Feynman

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 5:44 PM

I stayed up late last night reading “Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From The Beaten Track: The Letters Of Richard P. Feynman”, which I’ve picked in the recent Canada trip. I highly recommended it, it’s an inside view of what made one of the greatest minds of the last century. His letters to his first wife, which died of tuberculosis (and which he married after she was already sick) are heart-wrenching. His recollection of the first atomic bomb experiment is fascinating.

From a letter written to his first wife, after her death:

P.S. Please forgive me for not mailing this; I do not have your current mailing address.

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July 26, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:12 AM

Best. Birthday. Present. Ever.

shoggoth

July 21, 2005

The OLS Effect

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 5:15 PM

One of the nicer things about going to OLS is that it makes me want to hack between the talks.

OLS day 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:59 AM

I always have the best of intentions to blog furiously from OLS. Then I get swept up in the talks (especially the corridor ones) and by the time I am back in the room at night, I am too tired to string two sentences together. Thankfully, other people are doing a much better job: David ‘cdlu‘ Graham reporting on OLS day 1.

July 19, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 7:51 PM

Made it to Ottawa for OLS. Going out to dinner now. Terribly excited. More later.

[spent last week in the NY area, with a brief jaunt to the Niagara Falls area. Details to come]

July 1, 2005

Infiniband book recommendation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 3:11 PM

So it looks like I’ll be doing some Infiniband work soon. I’m looking for a technical introduction before diving into the spec – is this book any good?

Happy No-BK day!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:58 AM

Of the two projects I care about that were using BK, one is using git and also has a mercurial tree, and the other is using mercurial. Time to dive into hg

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