Sat Jun 27 10:48:58 CEST 2009


I got hit by a suddon jolt of loneliness in doing all this.  But hey,
it's what I wanted: to have time to try things out for myself.  I ran
into this[1] last night and started to read up on plan9[2], inferno[3]
and oberon[4].

Then I ran into a plog post about low-level programming[5], which made
me see why I really enjoy that kind of work: simple, possible to get
it right, room for cleverness hidden behind clean interfaces.  The
fact that hardware needs some extra massaging I guess isn't so bad
compared to having to deal with bloated towers of arbitrary brokenness

[1] http://www.loper-os.org/?p=8
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan9
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_(operating_system)
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberon_operating_system
[5] http://www.yosefk.com/blog/low-level-is-easy.html