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
- 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.
- 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
Above was generated by a homegrown bolt-on script for Wallabag, which is a free utility for capturing web content so that it can be read later.