Saturday, February 23, 2008

Let Powershell Sort Them Out

If you've got a program, Firefox for example, that regularly orphans its processes:

  1. Get powershell

  2. Run ps <process name> | kill

No more orphans!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Grand Challenges for Engineering

From the National Academy of Engineering: Grand Challenges for Engineering

  • Make solar energy economical

  • Provide energy from fusion

  • Develop carbon sequestration methods

  • Manage the nitrogen cycle

  • Provide access to clean water

  • Restore and improve urban infrastructure

  • Advance health informatics => Gonna need software for this

  • Engineer better medicines

  • Reverse-engineer the brain

  • Prevent nuclear terror

  • Secure cyberspace => Gonna need software for this

  • Enhance virtual reality => Gonna need software for this

  • Advance personalized learning => Gonna need software for this

  • Engineer the tools of scientific discovery

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

So, ah, How Do You Do It?

I'm a fan of InfoQ. The site has some neat presentations on system architectures; a couple of the names might be familiar ;-)