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Werner Vogels

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Werner Vogels is the chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon in charge of driving technology innovation within the company. Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities.
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The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 Bsd Unix Operating System
Answer Book (Addison-Wesley series in computer science)
Samuel J. Leffler - Mar 01, 1991
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This answer book provides complete working solutions to the exercises in the definitive Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System. It covers the internal structure of the 4.3BSD system and the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing the system facilities....
Werner Vogels
Jul 12, 2020
Got my hands on a nice version of the best OS book ever written. It made me become the kernel engineer that I grew up as. It was essential in getting BSD 2.9 to run on the PDP11 that I inherited (Although the Multics papers had their influence as well).      source
What If?
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe - Sep 02, 2014
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Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. It now has 600,000 to a million page hits daily. Every now and then, Munroe would get emails asking him to arbitrate a science debate. 'My friend and I were argui...
Werner Vogels
Feb 16, 2019
Thoroughly enjoying Randell Munroe's (of @xkcdComic fame) book "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" - Funny and smartly written, and highly educational. With great illustrations of course.      source
Motorcycle Dynamics
Vittore Cossalter - Oct 02, 2006 (first published in 2002)
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The book presents the theory of motorcycle dynamics. It is a technical book for the engineer, student, or technically/mathematically inclined motorcycle enthusiast. Motorcycle Dynamics offers a wealth of information compiled from the most up-to-date research into the behavior and performance of motorcycles. The structure of the book and abundant gr...
Werner Vogels
Jan 26, 2018
Found a most fascinating book on the physics of Motorcycle riding. 350+ pages of pure math and engineering bliss by professor Vittore Cossalter in his book Motorcycle Dynamics      source
Desert of Pharan
Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca
Ahmed Mater - Nov 21, 2016
Through a series of photographs, Ahmed Mater charts the city's origins to its more recent history over the last 5 years. It is a study of the site's recent transformation -- Mecca, until recently, embodied a unique urban tapestry, layered with histories that are stitched together by an abundance of organically rooted communities and cultures. It is...
Werner Vogels
Jan 03, 2018
After having visited @AhmedMater's Mecca Journeys exhibition at the @brooklynmuseum I bought his book "Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca" - recommended if you are interested in urban development photography.      source