Posted Sep 4, 2012 18:27 UTC (Tue) by amit.kucheria (subscriber, #59246)
Parent article: Mourning Doug Niehaus
As a Research Assistant who worked for Doug, I smiled when I read this: "not letting his students or anyone else slip through with a sloppy statement either, native speakers or not". So true. You learnt to become a succinct English speaker with Doug if you didn't want your head bitten off.
I used, patched and enhanced several cool Linux tools at ITTC that Doug had an influence on. e.g. DSKI (tracing) and NetSpec (network protocol testing and reporting) still have features I haven't seen in other tools.
More than anything else, working with Doug reinforced in me the possibility of working on Linux as a full-time, paid job. For that, I'm ever grateful.