Further thoughts on the Linear FS:
It could easily be emulated in another OS by the creation of one large file which housed the FS structure. While this file may not be contiguous in its native OS, it would at least be a way to experiment with the FS without having to use a partition editor when you wanted to examine the LinFS structure workings (during debugging, eg).
Taking inspiration from the Unix FS method of storing the first ten inodes in a table within the directory structure itself, for really small files it might even be possible to store the contents of the file in the directory for the ultimate in zero redirection. Of course, you wouldn't want them to be very big, or changing very often, but it's an idea. See what happens.
Life goes on. Went to Netizen's disintegration party - felt like, well, a straight boy at a goth club, really. You talk the same language, but there's this undertone of "you're probably really shocked that I've got piercings and weird sexual habits, eh?". Which I'm not, of course :-) But mostly just the feeling of being someone who's amongst good friends who can't be bothered meeting new people when they're having fun with the old people. Hey, I've been in the other position, so I don't blame them at all :-)
Ho hum. Job search goes on.