I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-- Thomas Edison.
I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customers got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don't think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions, and keeping fun in the house. I hope the field of computer science never loses its sense of fun. Above all, I hope we don't become missionaries. Don't feel as if you're Bible salesmen. The world has too many of those already. What you know about computing other people will learn. Don't feel as if the key to successful computing is only in your hands. What's in your hands, I think and hope, is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were first led up to it, that you can make it more.
-- Alan J. Perlis
Stuff to finish reading:
Perl 6 & Parrot
- O'Reilly Open Books
- Open Sources
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar
- Free as in Freedom
- Linux Device Drivers, 2nd ed.
- Using Samba
- Programming Ruby
- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
- Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
- Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution
- Open Source Development with CVS
- In the Beginning was the Command Line
- On Lisp - Advanced Techniques for Common Lisp
- O'Reilly Sample Chapters:
- Note: Amazon.com does not get a link because they're bad =P
- Amazon settled with B&N but still have the patent and will enforce it, so the above statement stays.
- Just what is .NET?
- Why Patents are Bad for Software
- The Magic Cauldron
- Homesteading the Noosphere
- Open Source Initiative
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- The Foresight Institute
- Cert Advisories
- SANS Institute
- Security Focus
- GNU Privacy Guard
- The WWW Security Faq
- Cern Security Handbook - Passwords
- Redhat Security Quick start
- Linux Assembly
- Software Release Practice
- Linux Security
- BOFH ;-)
- Free Software Project Management
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
~ Albert Einstein