OTD 2005: Nuova Systems is founded, and I get to carry a $10M check to the bank. Steve Mcgarrett Tani Rey GIF by CBS I was especially careful handling the check, because when Ipsilon was funded back in 1994, one of the VCs lost his check in the bushes outside the office! In 2004 I … Continue reading Founding Nuova Systems
1/ Today would've been the 100th birthday of William L. Lyon, Jr. - my dear father, Lyon family patriarch, inveterate tinkerer, lover of math & science tricks & puzzles, and a kind, humble, and generous man/nerd. And he kept the lights on for the City of El Paso. 🧵 2/ Daddy was born in 1922 … Continue reading William L. Lyon, Jr.
Preface This series was originally a DriveScale blog series, and is recovered here thanks to the Internet Archive's Wayback machine. Intro One of the DriveScale predictions for 2020 is that 2020 is the year of the SmartNIC! But, what is a SmartNIC? In this blog series – covering 7 decades – you’ll learn more than … Continue reading From Punched Cards to SmartNICs: A Personal Journey
Lost in the digital wilderness at an early age, Tom Lyon was adopted by feral punched card equipment that taught him to speak FORTRAN and inducted him in the cult of the mainframe. After being rescued by a search algorithm of his own devising, he handily won a tri-state programming contest and was made to … Continue reading My Extended (Irreverent) Biography