December 2004

This morning we visited the new Seattle Public Library building. It’s an extraordinary, surprising and inspiring work of architecture. We took the strange, green-yellow escalators up to the reading room, and then walked down the spiral stacks structure, emerging into the stunning womblike meeting room level. Rather than posting any of the inadequate photos that…

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The Register just gave Scott some space to share his Xmas dream. Although it’s pretty goofy, it’s nice to see the old familiar Scott back. (A little gentle bashing once a year isn’t going to hurt.) Memo to Jonathan: the “11 words” are necessary but not sufficient. And Scott clearly has his priorities right: he…

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Back in the late 80s and early 90s, when I was working on NFS, Windows Sockets, and other TCP/IP related stuff, I would often run into Karl Auerbach, network tools wizard and latterly ICANN member-at-large. Many of our encounters took place in the NOC during that strange, timeless period the night before the opening of…

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