February 1st, 2007

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I haven't posted much lately because I've been pretty busy. I've been reading some of the Mac OS X developer's guides, including the kernel programming guide. It's like being reacquainted with an old friend after many years. The Mac OS X kernel is based in part on FreeBSD. The first kernel programming I ever did, back in 1985, was on 4.2 BSD variants. There was a time when I had studied every line of networking code in the BSD kernel, from the socket interface down to the device drivers, but I don't remember much of what I knew.
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classic cylon

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ClickForensics came out with another report on click fraud, which Google debunked. Discussion has sprung up on Matt Cutts' and Shuman's blogs, including some exchanges between Shuman and myself.

When I first saw the comments, I wanted to post a response right away. However, at the same time, I started feeling really stressed out. In particular, my right shoulder tightened up considerably. So I waited a while, doing other stuff in the meantime like practicing piano before posting.

Debate on the end2end list doesn't seem to stress me out nearly as much as on blogs and forums where click fraud is discussed. And as I wrote previously, reading the Mac OS X documentation on the kernel networking code is like meeting up with an old friend. Hmmm ...
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