Showing posts from February, 2007

In Beijing

Bill Gates on American competitiveness in Sunday's Washington Post . Ryan Lortie's au courant analysis of Gtk memory consumption places plenty of blame on Pango . I am pleased to see the heightened level of VM-savvy in memory debates. Gone are the days of wholesale comparisons of VM footprint; we now grok RSS versus not, writable versus read-only, private versus shared. Tools such as pmap (1) deserve much of the credit. In OpenSUSE , by the by, our pmap uses smaps to display per-mapping RSS, too. With Governor Vilsack out, The Politico covers the increased political stakes for Senator Edwards . Despite the #3 candidate , Edwards is leading in Iowa . Remember when he was a moderate?

Plead the Fifth

Placed beaglefs in beagle svn . Crazy Jim Cramer , preserved on YouTube , spills the beans on hedge fund tactics and market manipulation. Fascinating—and far from legal.

Forced Retirement

Two Nobel Laureates for lunch : Michael Spence lunches with Thomas Schelling and writes about it.