Opening a drawer in my hotel room in Toronto, I found this. I worship at the altar of tech, but I imagine the reaction between two priests might go like this: Mormon Priest: "At least we're wireless!" Catholic Priest: "And from the very beginning too!"
A man page will give you, in black and white, specific information about UNIX. Brian Kernighan's new book adds color and depth about UNIX you won't find anywhere else. I'm not a gray beard (yet), but I imagine they would plow through the book knowingly, but at the same time, learn a few things. Those new to UNIX -- recent college grads or those experimenting with Raspberry Pi -- would be better off starting with Chapter 8 which describes more relatable events and the descendants of UNIX, including Minux and Linux. It's when they start to ask questions like "Where does UNIX come from?" and "Why is Gamora grep?" that they should start from the beginning: Bell Labs, 1969. Kernighan opens with a birds-eye-view of Murray Hill New Jersey, zooms in on the buildings, the offices, the significance of Center 1127, and offers a brief look at some of the key players there. As I progressed through the book, the two factors that made UNIX not just possible, bu
Steve Wozniak continues to support Apple in unexpected ways. His book, iWoz , raises my iMac 27" 5K Retina Display computer to a comfortable eye level. Long time users of the iMac will recognize this setup, as the stand is not height adjustable. I confess I have not read Wozniak's book, and no, I did not buy the book simply to adjust the height of my display. Rather, I purchased this book for my son in 2006, who needed a subject for a grade school book report. Wozniak's goal was to share the thrill of engineering with young minds, and he succeeded. His hardcover book serving as a monitor accessory was a bonus. When Apple recently announced the Apple Studio Display with a height adjustable stand, my Apple Watch betrayed my heart rate. It was everything I wanted for my next computer: display separate from the CPU 27" 5K Retina Display with native 2x resolution beautiful construction a height adjustable stand At $1600 I wouldn't hesitate. But add $400 for the he