Swap space

While I am now relying on Linux for my daily computer needs (Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit, for both work and at home), I have to admit that in many ways I am just a bit beyond novice in many of the nitty-gritties of using a Linux desktop. Anyway, here is an interesting read on the size of swap space one should use on a modern Linux installation which I found recently.

Linux: Should You Use Twice the Amount of Ram as Swap Space?

There are also many “educational” remarks in the comments section too.

Greatest geeks

According to this article, the following are the greatest geeks of all time. Well, circa 2008 at the very least…

  1. Linux Torvalds
  2. Steve Wozniak
  3. Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  4. Seymour Cray
  5. Marc Andreessen
  6. Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
  7. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce
  8. Alan Turing
  9. Richard Stallman
  10. Paul Allen

Have to admit, while the top 5 are familiar names to me, 6 & 7 are the “who??” choices, while 9 & 10 are not what I’d expected…

Man behind his language

A bit geeky, I know, but it’s good to get back to your roots sometimes, no? After all, wouldn’t you like to know what the twisted mind behind…., say, PERL, looks like?? 🙂

Check out the creators of PERL and other well known computer programming languages in Faces behind popular languages.