Sunday, February 25, 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.

The Great Wall at Badabing

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?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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.