[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 27 October 2003]
So if you’re coming here from the Scoble links, let me explain briefly what’s going on here: I’m a big nerd. I love technology. I especially love operating systems. There’s just something fabulous about installing a brand-new OS and digging around in it. An operating system says so much about the culture of the company (or insomniac Chinese) who created it. Anthropology through operating systems? Why not?
Of course the main thing about any OS is, does it let you get your job done? And at this point in time I’d say, unless you do something that really requires a specialized vertical application, any OS will let you get your job done. But the bar has been raised. Since most knowledge workers these days spend eight hours or more in front of their monitors, it also becomes a question of, how well does it support you?
Right now, for my money, Panther is King of the Hill. But when a company with the resources of Microsoft goes all out and “bets the company” on a new operating system, it should be interesting to see what comes out of it. So I’m watching for Longhorn news. If it turns out to live up to the hype when it comes out, I’ll ditch my Mac and go for it. If it doesn’t, I’ll provide feedback to Microsoft about why it doesn’t.
Hope you enjoy the site and check back in the future.
We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire, Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.
Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
The big thieves hang the little ones.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.