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Programmer time... 

One of the fundamental limiting factors is available programmer time.
~Tom Sayles

... also stated as "One of the fundamental limiting factors of _______ is available programmer time." Where the blank can refer to almost any thing, process, system or group.

This is true of all (or almost all) modern systems, projects, products and even societies. It is probably also true of overall economic efficiency, output and per capita income.

I've finally gotten the opportunity (at work) to brush off my programing skills. For about the last two weeks I've been writing plug-ins, in Java, for ImageJ (an open source image processing package). These have been the first few projects I've done in Java, and I've also been able to get up to speed using Eclipse and JUnit.

Eclipse is hands down the best programing IDE I have ever used. Its integration with JUnit has allowed me to quickly learn and implement "test driven development".


Postel's Law 

"Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others"
~Jon Postel, in RFC 793 § 2.10

This is often reworded as "be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you receive".

Inventor of the Web 

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee did in deed invent the World Wide Web, almost single handedly. He wrote the first web editor, web server and web browser. Furthermore it was his openness (no patent and no royalties claimed), building on the neutrality of the early Internet, that allowed others to make their contributions to the Web transforming it into what we think of as the Internet today. And this is the primary reason we have one single public Internet rather then several large private and only loosely interconnected networks (AOL, MSN, CompuServe, etc.).

Along with Jon Postel, Guglielmo Marconi and Alexander Graham Bell, Tim Berners-Lee is probably one of the most important people in the history of modern communication.
----- Original Message ----
From: Carol Sayles
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 8:43:01 AM
Subject: good one

"When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission."
~Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality

# posted by TomS : 6:10 AM

OK Tom, now that is a very good Quote ! ! ! !

But did he really "invent the Web" ?

I recall Ivan Sutherland talking about the possibilities of all the small computers the world over being connected and how much bigger than the largest main frame that will get and quickly!

Seems to me he said all his Grad students were excited too. At that time in the 80s local connections were starting to out grow main frames I think?

At Iowa State as I recall one of the Foods Professors said that the very same bread recipe with special extras and exact quantities have been arrived at by people a world apart and no one stole it, they just both experimented until they found the same great taste. Both could prove their experiments. I think this was 19Th century restaurants.

Love, Mom/Carol


Freedom is not free 

"When I invented the Web, I didn't have to ask anyone's permission."
~Tim Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality


Server uptime 

What if all computers could do as well as a linux server?

tsayles@PopsHP:~$ uptime
16:51:11 up 287 days, 18:51, 1 user, load average: 0.05, 0.02, 0.00
tsayles@PopsHP:~$ sudo reboot

Vaulting Videos 

Here's all the Vaulting Videos I've found on YouTube.