Sunday, October 2, 2016

What was I reading in September 2016?

September turned out to be much like August, in that I didn't have much spare time to read. Example: I'm just getting back from a week-long trip to DC. Thus, the month's reading list is a bit thin.

The old server is offline, probably for good. Something more than the fan appears to have gone wrong. I'm currently copying data out of the VMs via a double-nested mount (vmfs-fuse, losetup, and mount). It'll be awhile as, even at 18.5 MB/s, it's taking 2 hours 45 minutes to copy off a 200 GB VM.

The box was missed because both the DMS and the VPN are offline. This made the trip to DC (for work) a bit abysmal in that I could not work on documents. I'm now two weeks behind and the queue is already up to 200+ docs.

The good news is that the Frankenbox will be getting a fanless video card and I'll have a couple 1-inch displays to play with, courtesy of Amazon. I also have the server replacement picked out (just need the funds).

In any case, this past month's reading...


- Introduction to Functional Programming in OCaml
- Pinball Was Banned in NYC Until a Miraculous Shot Convinced Lawmakers It Was a Game of Skill
- How to steal any developer's local database
- Little Endian vs Big Endian The Bit Theories
- A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket


- Move over silicon: Machine learning boom means we need new chips


- The FBI s Approach to the Cyber Threat
- Plan 9 from ?
- For first time carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon
- In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 - BBC News
- OARC's Open DNS Privacy Resolver Testbed
- 5.6 Million Reasons to Stop Ignoring the Skills Gap
- Will Amazon Kill FedEx?
- In Defense of Douglas Crockford


- MOOCs no longer massive still attract millions
- excel-messenger: A Terrible Experiment In VBA
- When Will New York City Sink?
- How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children
- Snow Crash Revisited: Grokking a Satire of Mimesis
- Fermat's Library A theorem about primes proved on a chessboard annotated/explained version.


- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
- Sorry Tesla you can t issue yourself a dealer franchise court rules
- This is What Python Beginners Have to Deal With


- Why Sys-Admins Are Disabling The Lights on WiFi Access Points


- The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security


- Brain-sensing technology allows typing at 12 words per minute
- How I learned to program


- Microsoft researchers achieve speech recognition milestone - Next at Microsoft
- Microsoft has more open source contributors than Google
- Robot arrested by Russian police at political rally in Moscow


- turbo/alwsl


- A DNS Primer
- Blockchain Tutorial: Write a message to the Bitcoin Blockchain

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