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holy crap!

Holy crap, life is good! Life is top-quality, best-ever good.
I spent the morning reading the first chapter of Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach, which traces the history of the operating systems that eventually became or influenced Mac OS X. All mac geek friends should read the first chapter of this book, or the extended version available online. The mega-cool things about Mac OS X were apparently developed twenty or thirty years ago. Protected memory, preemptive multitasking, microkernels, gigantic virtual memory spaces, vector graphics. To which I say: Holy crap!
God, it is such bliss to sit in my warm apartment with my cats and read really good technical books. It is such bliss to take a break from work. Green tea lattes. Financial security. Plans with friends for dinner. Financial security. (Yes, I said that twice.) The freedom to nap if I want to. Heat. Thumbs! Socks! Hats!

Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for the link!

For a contrary view, check out http://research.microsoft.com/~daniel/unix-haters.html" REL="nofollow">The Unix-Haters handbook. :-)

12.26.2006 at 08:40 AM | Unregistered Commenterdan

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