Joseph Olatt's Home Page

This is my home page. For now it is going to stay a little disorganized. I will get around to cleaning it up sometime. In the meanwhile, I'm going to put up some articles that have had an effect on me. Maybe, they will have one on you too!

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Update: The following contains the full text from Jan's Facebook post on

Last week, I donated one million dollars to the FreeBSD Foundation,
which supports the open source operating system that has helped millions
of programmers pursue their passions and bring their ideas to life.
I'm actually one of those people. I started using FreeBSD in the late
90s, when I didn't have much money and was living in government housing.
In a way, FreeBSD helped lift me out of poverty - one of the main
reasons I got a job at Yahoo! is because they were using FreeBSD, and it
was my operating system of choice. Years later, when Brian and I set out
to build WhatsApp, we used FreeBSD to keep our servers running. We still
I'm announcing this donation to shine a light on the good work being
done by the FreeBSD Foundation, with the hope that others will also help
move this project forward. We'll all benefit if FreeBSD can continue to
give people the same opportunity it gave me - if it can lift more
immigrant kids out of poverty, and help more startups build something
successful, and even transformative.
 --Jan Koum


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An interesting note that I found on the usenet groups regarding Tomcat and Websphere (or App servers in general).

There are 2 operating systems that I use, appreciate and am Thankful for. They are:
1. FreeBSD
2. Debian GNU/Linux

This was forwarded to me.

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A Yahoo! User  ?  2 hrs 45 mins ago

    I'm not a Palin fan but the American voters, as a whole, are
uniformed, misled, ignorant, illogically biased, and deserving of all
the problems for which they have voted. You can't even carry on an
intelligent conversation with most of them because they form an
emotional opinion centered on one issue and then only find and twist
information to fit their beliefs which they have allowed the media to
dictate. Not much informed and researched knowledge out there. I rarely
find any of them who have even read a book in the past year. Everything
discussed is bumper-sticker phraseology spiced up with hateful words
from a limited vocabulary. Every day we act more and more like the

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