Archive for June, 2006

QCOW Disk Image Format

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I wrote up some notes on QEMU‘s QCOW image format for anyone who might be interested.

Stateless Linux Cached Client

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

I’ve posted description to the Fedora wiki about how we’re implementing the cached client part of Stateless Linux in FC6.

Pile onto the stateless-list if you want to yak about it.

Eben Moglen’s Talk

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

What Chris said. Go watch Eben’s talk, it really is worth it. I’m going to watch it again.

Chris had a nice quote, but you can skip randomly to any part and get other equally nice quotes.

“The patent has become a real estate entitlement, not based upon the social value it produces, but rather irrespective of the social harm it may induce.”

Mugshot Design Process

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

What I find most interesting about Mughsot is the team’s total and no-bullshit commitment to making new and interesting software which doesn’t suck.

I love the way they say their design process “isn’t a checklist of activites you must do – it’s an idea list, suggestions for how to work smarter”. I love the way they prototyped a photos feature using flickr but were willing to drop it again after trying it on real people. I love the way they lock themselves in a room, leaving their laptops behind, and give themselves the time to hash out ideas properly.

I hope Mugshot itself is a success. But, more than that, I hope they help change the way the rest of us make software.