Another icon of the computer family is gone.
With Bell’s Ken Thompson, Ritchie helped develop Unix and got it running on a DEC PDP-11, and released the first edition of the operating system in 1971.
I will be toasting Dennis with a stiff scotch this evening.
Had a great weekend on Straddie again, (fairly) flat seas, sunshine and lots of grey nurse sharks! Lots of humpback whales too, one swam right behind the boat as we were preparing to go down for our second dive! (Couldn’t get a focus lock on it before it disappeared though, damn!)
P.S. See Reef Check Australia for more information on SharkWatch.
We made the trip out to Flinders Reef on Sunday, nice flat seas and pretty good vis (even though there were lots of floaties to make back scatter and frustrate the photographers!).
My photos are here:
Made it down to Go Dive today to pick up my ScubaPro snorkelling kit that I won in a draw for people who contributed to Cyclone Yasi. I also won a trip to LISSENUNG ISLAND RESORT, Kavieng I will be taking my trip in June around my 50th birthday. Should be a nice break!
I would like to thank the companies that donated to the prize (see below) and ask that you consider them first if you are planning a trip in the future or need some dive gear.
- Holiday for 1 person at LISSENUNG ISLAND RESORT, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea including 7 nights accommodation in a single room with ensuite, all meals, 5 dive days with 2 boat dives per day, tanks & weights, complimentary shore diving on our house reef in the afternoon, round trip airport transfers
- Roundtrip airfare from Brisbane, Sydney or Cairns to Kavieng incl. airtaxes, travel insurance and visa fees
- Set of snorkel gear including Dry bag, torch, fins and booties and mask and snorkel