I like elegant or creative ideas that one strives to work into a scientific discipline. Trained as a physicist, I now work within computing disciplines.
- Some contributions to System Administration and IT-Operations
- Analytical System Administration
- Anomalies and Regulation
- Cfengine project and company
- High Volume Services
- Network Analysis Research
- Promise Theory
- Draft Promise Theory Book (with J. Bergstra)
- Knowledge Management
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain of its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innnovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old condition and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new..."
(Machiavelli, The Prince)
"Perhaps the greatest discovery of all this research is that we no longer can separate basic from applied science The disciplines are connected in ways they have never been before..."
(Vice President Al Gore)
"There is no use in looking to scientific `papers', for they do not merely conceal but actively misrepresent the reasoning which goes into the work they describe."
(Sir Peter Medawar)