Information Technology is all about data. We collect raw data to build inferences on them and then store results keeping logs. We make decisions on strategical policies using data trends. We bill our customers on their service consumption data. Our bank adds and subtracts cash amount data (not bucks), etc. […]
The Osi stack model is like parsley in Italian cooking (for my fellow non Italian SAs: I have to say you something. Please, have a seat and try to control your reactions. We Italians do not use parsley everywhere like you think we do. I.e. we do not use it […]
A network is set of artifacts (or simply procedures) that allows network terminals to share information each other. So, a tin can phone can be considered a kind of network without doubts. In the Hyperuranium network model ( usually Hyperuranium citizens are software people and CEOs ), a network is […]
Someone, including me, thinks that one of the greater computer science inventions is the “Copy & Paste” stuff. Late in the 80’s, when I started programming in Pascal and AIM65 assembler language, I had to use VT100 and VT340 terminals. Yes, “vt100” isn’t only a value for the environment variable […]
Please, have a look to the interesting presentation that +Todd Underwood showed in past November at Washington Usenix Meeting. Here you can find the audio, PDF and video version. Try the video, it worth to be seen. Old good fella like me are always curious about how young guys are keeping […]
There was a time when a refrigerator sized machine with 500 MB disk space and 64 MB of ram memory powered with 380 V, cooled with water pipes and a small cubicle for the “embedded”, system administrator wearing a white coat,was called “mini computer”. It isn’t a joke. The “mini” was […]
I’ll be back in the next few days with a real post, not only a placeholder. If I don’t, you are authorized to define these “my last famous words”.