Steve Litt on Windows-to-Linux conversion — including good advice and assistance for transforming ugly Windows filenames (like
Copy (3) of My Letter.DOC) so that they can more easily be manipulated at the command line. Also tips for batch-converting DOS text to Unix text. Archives of alt.msdos.batch.nt at Google Groups. SpinRite data recovery utility. The Ultimate Boot CD. Memtest86. Aida32 system information utility. BitTorrent. Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years. Establish a direct connection (parallel or serial cable) between two computers running Windows. An introduction to GNU Screen. Some shell scripting tricks (pushd, popd, etc.). GNU utilities for Win32. It’s a DOS Life — includes links to a lot of proprietary DOS software. DOSBox is an alternative to DOSEmu that was built with games in mind, but WordPerfect runs, too. Better than in DOSEmu? SDF Public Access Unix System. A Debian 2.6 Kernel HowTo.
Justin Kruger and David Dunning, “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.” Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software by Sam Williams. “The Social Life of Paper” by Malcolm Gladwell. Read Cory Doctorow’s Eastern Standard Tribe one word at a time. Herman Krieger’s Churches ad Hoc: A Divine Comedy. The world produced half a million Libraries of Congress of print, film, and magnetically or optically stored data in 2002 (double the output in 1999), according to “How Much Information? 2003,” a report by researchers at UC-Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems.