Posted on Thu 13 October 2011 in geek • Tagged with C, dmr, history, programming languages, unix

Now the smoke has settled on the passing of Jobs I'd like to talk about a real computing hero of mine. Someone who literally has changed the world (at least for everyone reading this). I learnt last night that Dennis Ritchie had passed away. Without pioneers like Ritchie we wouldn't …

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Dunkirk, as it happens

Posted on Tue 08 June 2010 in general • Tagged with history, orwell, politics

It's interesting to see how much of a shock the Dunkirk Evacuation was to British. Although the start of war was noted by Orwell he quickly moved back to documenting his small holding activities and egg production. However as the B.E.F. was beaten back to their eventual humiliation …

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