A Brief History of Slashdot

December 18th, 2012

A Brief History of Slashdot Part 1, Chips & Dips:

As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration, I’ve decided to post a story here telling the tale of the transition from Chips & Dips to Slashdot back in 1997.

A Brief History of Slashdot Part 2, Explosions:

When last we left off, Slashdot had grown beyond my ability to maintain it as a hobby, as well as beyond the simple DEC Alpha Multia 166 that had served it so well for the first week or two, and then immediately buckled under the traffic.

History of Slashdot Part : Going Corporate:

When we last left off we were in early 1999- Slashdot had a small business behind it, known as Blockstackers Intergalactic. But we knew that we would need real infrastructure to handle the ever increasing traffic and needs of our readers as well as our employees.

The History of Slashdot Part 4 : Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow:

Today, on the last day of our 10 year anniversary navel gazing spectacular, I present the final (thank god!) chapter in my 4 part history of Slashdot. I’ve written about the creation, the explosion, and the corporatization.

I stumbled upon this story from a couple years ago while looking for something totally else – and couldn’t believe I didn’t see this earlier, after Symlink and everything that was!

I finally got around to creating an IFTTT recipe to automatically push my Pocket favorites to this blog. My queue was overflowing… so much read, so little time to go back and write about it! Let me know if you’re interested in the recipe. I’m holding off publishing it for now, until I know it works satisfactorily.

Blog Changes

June 24th, 2010

You’ve probably seen a flurry of updates today – that’s because I’ve loaded the most recent posts of another blog I started writing behind a firewall, and I thought I’d share those with you as well.

Oh, and did you notice the new name of the blog, and that the blog language is back to English? Yes it’s true, and it’ll stay that way.

M-A-O-L will focus on (Database) technologies and maybe a little bit of social web stuff. More private posts will be posted in a new blog for friends and family – to be announced when it’s ready.


Ellison says he learned that Sun’s pony-tailed chief executive, Jonathan Schwartz, ignored problems as they escalated, made poor strategic decisions and spent too much time working on his blog, which Sun translated into 11 languages.

“The underlying engineering teams are so good, but the direction they got was so astonishingly bad that even they couldn’t succeed,” said Ellison. “Really great blogs do not take the place of great microprocessors. Great blogs do not replace great software. Lots and lots of blogs does not replace lots and lots of sales.”

Schwartz declined comment as did Sun co-founder and former Chairman Scott McNealy.

Der richtige 10. Geburtstag

January 19th, 2010

Was feiert dieses Blog heute? (Und nicht letztes Jahr!)

Zehnter Geburtstag

January 19th, 2009

Was feiert maol Jeopardy! heute?

(Mehr Geschichte)

Vize Miss Schweiz Rekha Datta

October 7th, 2008

Welches ist der schönste Blogger aus Winkel (nein, nicht ich!)?


Traffic und Innovation

August 23rd, 2008

Was fehlt Symlink, um (wieder) relevant zu sein?

Tagesanzeiger RSS

August 8th, 2008

Was hat die grösste seriöse Tageszeitung der Schweiz beim (ansonsten ganz passablen) Relaunch prompt zu pflegen vergessen?

WordPress 2.6

July 15th, 2008

Worauf wollten Blogger noch einen Monat warten, wurde aber schon heute veröffentlicht?