Holiday shopping guide 2013

For those of you doing last-minute holiday shopping – like me: see previous years of gift links.  There’s also a number of comics lists, book lists, and game guides.  And of course, donations.

Holiday Buying Guide

Shopping!  This is the big holiday shopping weekend in the US, and I usually put together something here. Buy an SSD for someone who doesn’t have one – including you if that’s the case.  There’s better and worse SSDs out there, but you’ll get a speed benefit no matter what, and other bonuses are possible. …

Lazy Reading for 2011/12/04

Another week, another linkpile. Here’s some old software.  I’ve got something older sitting on my shelf here, though. A patch to DragonFly, taken from OpenBSD, submitted by Loganaden Velvindron and committed by Venkatesh Srinivas.  The patch isn’t that exciting, but it makes me feel cool to namedrop non-Americanized names.  If only I could pronounce them! Speaking …

Lazy Reading for 2012/12/09

This is a mini-theme Lazy Reading, where I find small groups of related things. Exploratory data analysis with Unix tools.  The command line is a far better place to mangle data than you’d expect.  Well, maybe not your expectations, given that you’re reading this site. “The UNIX System: Making Computers More Productive”  Brian Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, and …

Holiday links

The end of year shopping season is on many of us again.  I did this last year, and it seemed useful, so here’s another geeky holiday shopping guide. For DragonFly material, there’s a number of places that will ship you a CD/DVD. If you want a computer hardware gift, but your friends/family don’t know that …