So, it is still Thanksgiving break… I have had a very productive break because I have been doing work for a bunch of my classes! I went ahead and finished my paper for the “Back to the Future” assignment. I actually never read the “Futures” chapter of Raymond’s book, The Art of Unix Programming. Therefore, it was full of new information and extremely insightful. I learned a lot from reading through it. Writing the paper actually took me quite a while because I am still new to Unix. Therefore, I do not know all the little details that go along with Unix outside of what we have learned thus far. From this assignment, I learned more about the history of Unix and also about Plan 9. I wonder where/how Unix will be 10 years from now!
ix. Everyone’s a Poet
So, while I was on the plane the other day I decided to write my poems. Here they are…
– Write a haiku that describes the Unix Design Philosophy
to keep it simple stupid
perfect for design
– Write a limerick describing your personal experience with Linux/Unix or this class
Unix is something that is new to me
all I’m hoping for is at least a “B.”
There are pipes and shells,
even whistles and bells.
Just kidding — but wouldn’t that be funny?
viii. Thanksgiving Break
I am currently on a plane that is boarding for Seattle. I am going to Washington for break because that is where my parents retired. I plan to work on a few unix assignments while on the plane which is what made me think of writing a blog entry. I printed out the poem assignment along with the futures paper. Therefore, I also printed out chapter 20 from, “The Art of Unix.” I will be writing a blog entry later this week with the two poems that I come up with.
vii. unix updates
It has been a while since I have written a blog! I have been really busy lately with all of my classes since the end of the semester is creeping up on us. I actually completely forgot about taking the unix quiz we had last wednesday. Last week especially was a very hectic week for me because my organization had it’s huge annual philanthropy. Although it is extremely unfortunate that I completely forgot about the quiz, my organization helped raise $34,646.47, which is amazing! I am actually going to go ahead and take the quiz now because I think that even though I did not take it on time I am still able to take it up to a week after it is posted? Either way, it is beneficial for me to take it whether or not I receive credit because I will be learning something/testing myself on what I have learned. Well this is all for now!