To my father

ZFS work and RSI issues have prevented me from making regular postings to this blog, but I do want to make a brief personal entry in honor of my father:

Nobel Prize Announcement
AP article
For the scientifically inclined

I've been so proud of you for so long, and now I think the rest of the world finally understands how I feel.

Comments:

That is just plain awesome! Congrats to your Dad and whole family.

Posted by ThinGuy on October 05, 2005 at 03:02 AM PDT #

A word from the FL Schrock contingent: So proud of you right now dad! You're way too modest - enjoy your day and hope the paparazzi aren't too vicious.

Posted by Andrew Schrock on October 05, 2005 at 03:07 AM PDT #

Wow, what a awesome family you all are! Keep up the good work.

Just thought to add a note. Another area by which people are attacking the problem of hazardous waste is by treating them as biological nutrient inputs for plants and their associated bacteria. (called phytoremediation) But the main problem is that because of the production of materials with complex chemical chains, plants/bacteria communities will be forever lagging behind safe decomposition of these materials.

Posted by Amit Kulkarni on October 05, 2005 at 03:10 AM PDT #

wow ... excellent ... :)

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on October 05, 2005 at 03:49 AM PDT #

Talk about coming from good stock! Thats awesome! Congrats to you Dad and the whole family. An amazing achievement and contribution to the betterment of man-kind.

Posted by benr on October 05, 2005 at 04:05 AM PDT #

Eric, what wonderful and inspiring news!

Posted by David Comay on October 05, 2005 at 04:47 AM PDT #

You father mentioned your name and your employer's name Sun Microsystems in the news conference held at MIT. Congrats to your father and your family.

Posted by johnhl on October 05, 2005 at 05:06 AM PDT #

Eric, congratulations to you and your family! It's a terrific honor, and the work itself an inspiring achievement!

Posted by Bryan Cantrill on October 05, 2005 at 05:44 AM PDT #

Great news. Congratulations to your fater. A truly brilliant achievement.

Posted by Amjidanutpan Ramanujam on October 05, 2005 at 06:07 AM PDT #

Wonderful! A truly impressive achievement; you are right to be proud.

Posted by Robin Wilton on October 05, 2005 at 07:18 AM PDT #

very cool, and very inspiring. Congrats to your father.

Posted by fintanr on October 05, 2005 at 07:56 AM PDT #

What amazing, inspiring news. Congrats to your father - and to your family. I hope this provides a good excuse for a wonderful family get-together.

Posted by Claire Giordano on October 05, 2005 at 10:38 AM PDT #

Congratulations to your dad. Cheers!!

Posted by allen on October 05, 2005 at 01:30 PM PDT #

Congrats from the Grubbs as well! see you in Stockholm?

Posted by barney on October 05, 2005 at 01:38 PM PDT #

Fan-bloody-tastic. Great news Eric. Please pass on the congratulations from down here in Sydney.

Alan.

Posted by Alan Hargreaves on October 05, 2005 at 02:09 PM PDT #

It's a great thrill to see your father so deservedly honored, but I'm also enjoying the outpouring of praise and affection for him this has generated. I worked for your dad many many years ago and married one of his grad students. I once even babysat you and your bro (though it darn near killed me). I am so happy for him and your entire family. My best to all of you.

Posted by Eve Diana on October 05, 2005 at 04:11 PM PDT #

Eric, Congrats. I already called your Dad and left a very terse voice mail as I didn't know what to say other than congrats. I also didn't know you worked at Sun until your Dad mentioned it at the press conference. He had mentioned once to me at ACS in Anaheim of your interests. I always kidded that I got my PhD from him for being his sysadmin as it wasn't for being one of his most stellar grad students (I think that honor clearly went to Kit). In case it isn't obvious yet, I was one of your Dad's grad students 1986-1991. The odd one that came from Digital Equipment Corp. The OS developer (TOPS-10). Again, congrats to all of you.-kby

Posted by Kimo B. Yap on October 05, 2005 at 08:38 PM PDT #

Damn! You \*do\* have a lot to be proud of. Congrats to your dad and your whole family.

Posted by Dan McDonald on October 06, 2005 at 12:45 AM PDT #

I read the announcement a few days ago on the school newspaper and didn't realize it was your dad at all until yesterday. Congrats to you all of you!

Posted by Albert Huang on October 07, 2005 at 04:44 AM PDT #

Eric, Congrats to your father and your whole family! It's really exciting to know about the excellent achievements by the family.

Posted by Joey on October 07, 2005 at 11:36 AM PDT #

Man, that is just so unbelievably cool. Congrats to your father and your entire family. You must be so proud of him.

Posted by justin on October 22, 2005 at 05:15 AM PDT #

Congrats to your father (more than 2 years late though). I just read your webpage titled "iotop.d - prstat-like tool for showing the most I/O hungry processes". Thanks.

Posted by Arul on January 10, 2008 at 06:03 AM PST #

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