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SOSP 2007: Day 3

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Indulge me for a moment. For some reason, the powers that be at SIGOPS like to hold SOSP at remote locations, which in recent years have included Bretton Woods, Banff, and Brighton. So I’ve not been the only one to point out that this year’s location, Skamania Lodge in southern Washington state, bears something of a resemblance to the infamous Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining. A little Wikipedia surfing last night led me to discover that the basis for the Overlook is Timberline Lodge, just across the river in Oregon. Imagine my surprise as I watched the local news in our own hotel (which owes more than a little to Hitchcock), and the weather forecaster cut to a shot of the Timberline Lodge, where apparently the snow has just started falling for the season. Ah well, at least they’ve got a security camera up there these days.


SOSP 2007: Day 2

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I’ll skip doing a review of the banquet last night, so it’s on with the papers!


SOSP 2007: Day 1

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Since day 0 was driving up (through some outstanding scenery) from Portland to Skamania Lodge, I’ll come back to it when the photos are developed. Therefore, on with a little experiment: the live blog! (The page will grow downwards as more presentations are added.)

N.B. If you’re reading this through Facebook or are not a die-hard Computer Scientist, you might want to ignore it!


Xen Linux kernel configuration for dummies

Monday, May 21st, 2007

First let me offer my apologies to readers on GUFF or Facebook: normal service will resume shortly. Now, who’s been having trouble with their paravirtualisation?


Things I am excited about, part III

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

And now for a geeky one.