Josef “Jeff” Sipek

2015-09-01

Wikipedia article: Interchange — This definitely reminds me of xkcd: Highway Engineer Pranks. At the same time, it is fascinating how there is a whole set of standard interchanges.

DxOMark — Very in-depth reviews of SLR lenses and bodies.

Lisp as the Maxwell’s equations of software — Reading this has rekindled my interest in Lisp and Scheme.

This Man Has Been Trying to Live Life as a Goat

What’s going on with a Python assignment puzzle — As a C programmer, this is totally counter-intuitive to me.

Internet Mainframes Project — Screenshots of Wikipedia article: 3270 login screens of tons of internet facing mainframes.

The Case for Teaching Ignorance

Smile!

Last night, I forget who, challenged me to make a smilie with disk io and seekwatcher. Well, I couldn’t let such challenge just pass me by (click to enlarge):

Smile!

All that I used was: blktrace, seekwatcher, python (to do the math - sin, cos, etc.), and dd (to do the disk io). I am already planning bigger and better things :)

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