Archive | October, 2004

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


J. R. R. Tolkien

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
(J. R. R. Tolkien)


Bruce Lee

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
(Bruce Lee)


Jon, Jo, and Freya (!) goes blogging!

Well, I just finished helping Jon/Jo/Freya get their own blog set-up (using the same software as the one in use here); we’ll see how long it takes before things start appearing.. it’ll be cool to get some more pictures of Freya!

You’ll find their blog 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.


Re: Wanted: MS-DOS C compiler

It’s weird what you can find on the net sometimes. Or, maybe it isn’t; maybe it’s just fascinating.. or weird 🙂 Anyway, for all of those who take things for granted, here’s a discussion or summary of some developers’ comments regarding C/C++ compilers for the PC environment around 1991.

Things have moved a tad since then..


(from comp.compilers)


Yeah yeah yeah.. where’s the record Axl?

While it’s pretty “cool” that Axl “lends” his voice to a computer game of all things, it’d be nice if he could get off the couch and release a record 🙂 We haven’t forgotten Axl, just get it out of the way and get back into the music!

Read more about Axl Rose and “Grand Theft Auto” on VH1.COM.


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