links for 2006-11-28

  • This looks very cool – a small Linux-based diskless computer.
  • Open source hardware, software and more for the holidays
  • The initrd contains all the programs and utilities the kernel needs in order to find the root partition. The initrd is “given” to the kernel by the boot loader (often isolinux on cds, or grub on hard drives).
    (tags: ubuntu)
  • “This is a major innovation…and in places that are affected by high winds and earthquakes, it looks like it’s going to make a big difference.” And it only adds about $15 to the cost of an average 2000 sq. ft. house – the Bostich HurriQuake nail.
    (tags: useful)

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