Hi, I’ve moved my blog. Sorry for any inconvenience. I’ve redirected the domain so any links or access to will automatically reach the new site Unfortunately, I don’t believe that RSS subscriptions will be redirected. So if you still wan to subscribe to an RSS feed of my blog you need to go to the new site and hit the “Subscribe via RSS” button. Or just click this link: Subscribe to RSS. You can also subscribe to receive the postings via email as well.

This will be the last posting at the old site.

My company, Corporate Technologies, now has an official blog. Over at ctistrategy, my colleagues and I will be posting about important trends and findings in IT strategy. For example, Jesse St. Laurent’s newest post is about our view of the impact that SSD will have on storage products. Hope to see you over there.

Note that I will probably crosspost as appropriate between my personal blog and our corporate blog, but over time this blog will become more “personal” and the ctistrategy blog will be my business blog.

I’ll be teaching 4 half-day tutorials at the LISA conference in San Diego, CA. Hope to see you there (the week of Nov 8).

I'm going to LISA '08

Thought you might like to check out the blog of Avi Silberschatz – very good stuff. If you don’t know, Avi is Chairman of the C.S. Department at Yale U, and coauthor of our Operating Systems Concepts textbooks.

Here is his blog: Avi’s blog

I’ll be teaching (again) for USENIX at their annual general conference in Boston, MA USA during the week of June 22nd. Registration just opened and all of the conference details can be found at the USENIX site. I’ll try to attend the conference as well as teach my two tutorials (Solaris 10 Administration Workshop and Solaris 10 Security Workshop), but sometimes other work projects get in the way. Hope to see you there!

Just occurred to me that I never blogged about my book(s). The latest edition just came out – it’s Operating System Concepts with Java, 7th ed. It’s a partner to the other current edition Operating System Concepts, 7th ed. Together they are among the best selling operating system textbooks. The new book has a Java flavor, specifically in the examples and projects. Both are available from the usual sources including Amazon (OSC7th w/ Java, OSC 7th). The main URL for the books is There we keep the errata, slides for lecturers using the class, and links to other useful resources like sample exercises and solutions and on-line chapters.

Operating System Concepts with Java, 7th ed Operating System Concepts, 7th ed

This astounding snippet from David Byrne’s blog. (I’m a huge fan of all things David Byrne.)

Lastly: There are 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells in the human body. That means we are basically a means for bacteria to become mobile, to complete their life cycles and to procreate. We think they are living off us, but it is we who are living for them.

Sort of reminds me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which the mice run the world by producing specific results from the mazes that we make them run in our experiments.

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