Make your own Operating system

 

Writing your own OS – nobody does that.

That’s why it is interesting 🙂

 

Reference post for later.

 

OS general intro – pretty good.

 

Tutorial – Step by step

 

References:

 

From the guy who did the 1h tutorial.

http://wyoos.org/

Full list : http://wyoos.org/Videos/index.php

A pretty interesting book on lecture from Birmingham university on the topic here.

Then Mike Saunders reference here: How to write a simple operating system

Erik Helin, Adam Renberg’s book :

The little book about OS development

Baking Pi – a course from Cambridge on Rasperry pi’s OS – doesn’s seem up to date but could be still relevant

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/tutorials/os/

Beginner Mistakes when writing your own OS :

https://wiki.osdev.org/Beginner_Mistakes

The stackoverflow refernce : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1224617/how-can-i-build-a-small-operating-system-on-an-old-desktop-computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design is at the crossroad of business technology and art


I look at design as a univeral tool for problem solving.

However most people and client I meet seem to see design only as the visual aspect of the solution.

The “How it looks” versus being the “how it works“.

So I decided to make a visual represention of it.


Design is everywhere

Design sit really at the crossroad of three fields – Art, Business and tech

Art, most often is the one it is associated with – in a world view where designers are just artists-for-hire to prettify the stuff the developpers/engineers do.

But that’s quite far from the truth.

While it is true that some if not most designers are also artists of some kind – the work designers get hire to do is not art.

They are hired to solve a problem.

Sometime this problem is to solve a user experience issue, or indeed a graphic issue (as in “this is ugly, gotta make it pretty” – which is a valid problem and rightfully addressed by making things pretty.) However, fixing a leaking sales funnel to figure out why all users are dropping out of this ecommerce cart, that’s a problem you don’t fix by making a prettier cart icon.

Designing the business model to adapt to new opportunity is less about art and more about business. Yet, it is a design question. It will use similar methodology to understand the different stakeholders and interests.

For instance framework like the value proposition canvas of Alex Osterwalder, I think, get into this category of design applied to business problems.

Technology and design – well for a start I wanted to put engineering there first, because engineering embed design very explicitly.

Found this random video by simply searching on youtube “design in engineering” and if you watch it (it is only 2 min) you will hear some terms like “discovery phase” or “mockups” etc. which are used in every design process

Bottom line :

Design is really about problem solving.

I hope I will one day find an easy and simple way to convey this…

By the way, if you have any interesting materials on this – video / text / reference on the topic, feel free to get in touch, I’d be happy to share it here.

Startup culture or HR marketing scam

Just watch the following talk…



Trends sell.

Sometime they sell bulshit.

Startup culture and entrepreneurship is trendy now.

But now always for good reasons…


cofounding and company ownership over time

Very good talk about how company founders should think about equity and capital shares.

“Founders, don’t fuck up your cap tables!” by Oussama, Founder @The Family

Selling strategy with Chris Do

Strategy is everything.

But it is not always understood this way – and can be a tough sell sometime.

 

Here is an interesting discussion around the topic:

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

 

Enjoy!

Kids – don’t break your computer

Kids dont break your computer.

Just broke mine.

It’s a pain.

If you break stuff however, I found an awesome channel to learn about computer repair.

Louis Rossmann

Check it out.