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 11/17/2014: 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 do. 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
An interesting note that I found on the usenet groups regarding Tomcat and Websphere (or App servers in general).
This was forwarded to me.
"java is great for engineering next generation solutions to enable maximization of developer income by means of enhanced buzzword use".
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 Afghans. 32 Replies