This week’s issue is shorter than usual since I spent 4 days in Helsinki to attend Frozen Rails and then had to prepare my talk for Linuxwochenende 2011. I also had to deal with a non-functioning hard-disk in my MacBook Pro, it still remains to be seen if the disk failed or if it’s just the SATA cable.
- Running a startup on Haskell
Unfortunately the slides are missing some bits that were in the actual talk, but they are still interesting.
- The case of the 500-mile email
An old story by now that’s been posted all over the interent, but still a good piece of sysadmin lore.
- Defending jobs
Of the world’s 10 biggest employers, 7 are state run.
- Lost: Wired’s Guide to Pop Culture’s Buried Treasure
No matter if it’s movies, TV shows, music albums or video games, some of pop cultures greatest treasures seem to be lost forever.
- The Rust Programming Language
More slides from a presentation related to programming, this time on Mozilla’s new systems programming language Rust, which is starting to shape up.
- "Da bleibt mir die Spucke weg"
An interview with SZ journalist Michael Frank about democracy and the political system in Austria (in German).