Friday, September 17, 2004


there is a lot more credibility in not licking ass,
it is very difficult being idealistic always...We are human.
Thats why another euphemism to ass licking can be "respecting age/experience"

The best thing we can do is being HONEST with our work...
I am honestly getting lazier....and I dunno y :-(

Coz in the end of the day proving ourself to somebody ( by somebody i mean the society)
cannot happen in a day.....It takes a whole lotta time maybe decades..Thats the truth....

Achievements, usually(=99% of the time) dont happen overnite...
The other 1% is a mixture of genius + luck (right thing at the right time)

In an organization, people respect whizkids only
after the whizkid's invention has brought royalty and money...
Once royalty happens , then it is cool.....
The whizkid can bring his creativity into light....
Unleash it etc...But we gotta keep trying.

But in research....the spirit of research is curiousity and to-know...

Just see a non descript email which was written by the
creator of linux(linus) in Usenet in 1991...
Hello everybody out there using minix -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).

I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and
I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

Linus (

PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.


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