Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke

It's rare how someone you don't know can make you feel so gloomy. Clarke's one of those people I have never met if ever through his books and experience regarding geostationary orbits and related topics. Laika introduced me to his work and I'm ever so grateful for that.

Today I got the goosebumps after learning that he has passed away. May he rest in peace...


Sunday, March 02, 2008

usual reading

So as usual, I've been reading all these geek sites I usually read and stepped into this and thought I'd record it in memory.

The main buzz in this is the talk about Fedora in Nasa, it seems it is used a lot, not something I expected for production, much less mission critical stuff where lives are involved. But hey, it looks like my perception was wrong and Fedora (together with RHEL, Solaris and Suse) does have enough confidence to do this job.

Some comments from the blog post, not strictly related to NASA but more to where Fedora is used in other places include sayings such as:

Nathan said...
I work at JPL and basically anyone who is doing serious scientific work has a box that runs some variant of Linux. It's typical for management types to have OSX machines, but I've only encountered a few Windows boxes on lab ever.

Vegard said...
I work in the Royal Norwegian Navy, and we're using Fedora as our primary computer system for the whole simulation and training building :)

Noah said...
I'm at GSFC. I admin about 20 RHEL, 2 Fedora, 1 CENTOS, 3 OSX, 1 Windows box.

Nathan's post is really aligned with my line of thought, that's why I copied it here :-)

Language shift

So here I am writing once more, I've decided to switch to English, the why is not specific to any particular reason other than because I feel like it.

This is going to be really short... it ends here :-)