When I wrote in 2009 about my upcoming surgery I wasn't sure that it would be successful. As it turned out, my health was not good enough to let the doctors operate on me. What followed was a two-year harsh struggle that put a lot of strain on my body, mind, and my family. I did go into surgery near the end of 2010, two and a half years after I was told I had to get it done. The last 12 months could be better, but I won't complain. I'm still here, writing words and code.
Let's hope 20
I recently got another email from a confused reader of vi(1) Tips: Essential vi/vim Editor Skills, 1st ed. I am quoting it and my reply hoping it will help those who are also confused.
Thinking to buy a good modern book on vi I looked at your book. I was startled to see an entirely new term, i.e. vi(1). Soon you introduce vi(I) that is a roman numeral inside the parentheses. It is hard for me to believe that vi(1) is the same as vi, but a series of glances through th
I recently saw my 38th birthday. Not the best birthday in my life and I decided to postpone the celebrations until I am in a better shape. But it was still a time to reflect on life and what I've done so far. I cannot say that my job is done and there are plenty of things I still need to do, fix, and accomplish, but so far, at no small expense (emotional, financial, health), I live my life the way I imagined it in 1993-1994 when I saw a UK TV programme about this thing called "the Intern
devGuide.net shipped the final PDFs for the OpenBSD Command-Line Companion, 1st ed. (OBCLC1). It goes to print in 10-14 days. All pre-orders will be shipped in 3-4 weeks and then orders will ship on a regular basis, first come first served.
My little daughter had asked me on Saturday, 'Daddy, will you ever come back from the hospital?' I assured her I would, but truth be told I don't know.
If I do come back, I will lead a different, quieter life. If I won't, I don't want to leave my family with any loose ends. I want to be ready. Whatever happens.
I am getting rid of most of the stuff I collected over the years. I sold my library of books (over 500 titles) and most of the hardware I collected with such passion ov
It's not going to be an iPhone fanboy blog entry. I'm too old for that. I'm going to write about the stuff I think most bloggers are missing. The iPhone OS 3.0 software release is not about Cut, Copy, and Paste. It's about the External Accessory Framework (EAF).
If it was just any other device, I wouldn't be so certain in my convictions, but for a Unix box that has become an object of desire for over 40 million users worldwide, I will say that the iPhone is both exciting and scary, be