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Mourning Doug Niehaus

Mourning Doug Niehaus

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[1], 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[2] (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.

[1] 2000-2002
[2] Netspec: http://www.ittc.ku.edu/~evans/talks/dren_users/dren-enhan...


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