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January 24 2011

Introducing Koi - A language that teaches the basics of language implementation

Koi is designed, above all else, to be a language whose implementation demonstrates the basics of how to build a language in a straight-forward way.

Most programming language implementations are written in low-level languages like C in order to maximize performance, and this generally makes them very opaque and difficult to follow.

In order to avoid this problem Koi is written from the ground up in Ruby to make sure that the implementation language never gets in the way of the intent of the code. Koi will likely never be suitable for use as a production language, but that was never one of its goals.

September 12 2010

Welcome to GNS3 Vault


Cool Scenarios to get the maximum out of your networking experience ;)

Downloadable topologies that you can use right away with the GNS3 software.

Different levels of difficulty, there's something for everyone...novice, intermediate and expert!

The forum where you can discuss about all the labs.

It's possible to review labs.

You can share your labs with others.
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November 09 2009

October 12 2009

apophenia: I want my cyborg life

My colleagues aren't that much older than me but they come from a different set of traditions. They aren't used to speaking to a room full of blue-glow faces. And they think it's utterly fascinating that I poll my twitterverse about constructs of fairness while hearing a speaker talk about game theory. Am I learning what the speaker wants me to learn? Perhaps not. But I am learning and thinking and engaging. I'm 31 years old. I've been online since I was a teen. I've grown up with this medium and I embrace each new device that brings me closer to being a cyborg. I want information at my fingertips now and always. There's no doubt that I'm not mainstream. But I also feel really badly for the info-driven teens and college students out there being told that learning can only happen when they pay attention to an audio-driven lecture in a classroom setting. I read books during my classroom (blatantly not paying attention).

June 09 2009

the Virtual Unix Lab

I've finished my PhD thesis some time ago, and as the system described in it is heavily based on NetBSD, I feel it's relevant for mentioning here. The full title is ``System Administration Training in the Virtual Unix Lab -- An e-learning system with diagnosis via a domain specific language as base for an architecture for tutorial assistance and user adaption''. The book was published in Jan 2009 by Shaker, Germany as ISBN 978-3-8322-7874-8, and it is also available for online purchase and if you look around a bit on my VUlab page, you will find a permitted local copy for downloading as well.
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