The Linux Documentation Project

The Linux Documentation Project is working on developing free, high quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in all of the issues of Linux documentation. This includes the creation of “HOWTOs” and “Guides”. We hope to establish a system of documentation for Linux that will be easy to use and search. This includes the integration of the manual pages, info docs, HOWTOs, and other documents.

You’ll find their website at

Sting in Stockholm

Wow; a Sting ticket!

I went to see Sting (you know .. “Every breath you take..”) on Friday with Janet; he was playing at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. Since he’s one of Janet’s favorite artists, I try to get tickets whenever he’s in town.

The show was pretty good (although he’s not at the top of my list :-)) and lasted for about two hours (with Eskobar warming up the electronics). Sometime around the middle of the show, there was a video sequence that really didn’t need to be there. Apart from that, the whole crew gave a rock steady impression, with the drummer and one of the backing vocal ladies standing out.

The first half of the show was better than the second half; perhaps the sound technicians went to smoke some crack for the second half. Admittedly, really good sound is hard to achieve in the Globe Arena, but these guys are supposed to be professionals, right? And yes, good sound can be achieved there, Pink Floyd proved that during their Delicate Sound of Thunder tour (ages ago, man, I must be getting old).

MySQL Version 4.1 Certified as Production-Ready

CUPERTINO, Calif. — MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced the general availability of MySQL® 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data. MySQL 4.1 can be downloaded now at

Yessuh.. we’ve been waiting for this for a looong time! 🙂

The full story can be read here.