Tid.bi.ts: Issue #3

by Vinaya HS on January 19, 2007

in General Stuff

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This week’s Tid.bi.ts starts off with some geeky stuff. If your answer to the question “Who’s your better half?” is “Linux,” there’s an e-book to help you get to know your better half better. Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators. Say’s the book’s author:

If you want to know how to build, configure, and install a custom Linux kernel on your machine, get this book. It is written by someone who spends every day building, configuring, and installing custom kernels as part of the development process of this fun, collaborative project called Linux. I’m especially proud of the chapter on how to figure out how to configure a custom kernel based on the hardware running on your machine. This is an essential task for anyone wanting to wring out the best possible speed and control of your hardware.

Sounds yummy! Download the e-book: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell.


Next, Ben Worthen says:

I’ll be on assignment in India for the better part of January. I arrive in Delhi on January 3rd, and leave from Bangalore January 18th. In between I hope to do research on several topics. IT outsourcing is the first thing that American IT professionals think of when they think of India, and the future of that industry is something I hope to learn more about. Indian companies are trying to position themselves as strategic alternatives to IBM and Accenture, not just cheap coding shops (in large part I expect because India is no longer the cheapest place in the world to send IT work). But 90 percent of American CIOs still think about offshoring as a price issue first and foremost. How are Indian companies gong to move up the value chain in this environment?

And he’s penned a series of India articles. A good read over a cup of strong coffee – actually you’ll need many.

CIO Goes To India
India Day One
India Day Two
India Day Three: A Look At The Local News
India Day Five: The Politics Of Cows On The Street
India Day Seven: Exhaustion Sets In
India Day Eight: One City, Two Worlds
India Day Nine: Bridging The Digital Divide


Finally, if you have ever wondered how to generate those International Accent Marks and Diacriticals – Ä ö è, for example – it’s ridiculously simple. Find out how?

That’s it for Issue #3. Let me know if you find anything that can be featured on Tid.bi.ts.




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