Older blog entries for scrottie (starting at number 4)

Transient: After Microsoft's "data cubes" kicked around in my head for over a year (as witnessed by self at Comdex 1999 Vegas), I can no longer stand it, and have begun summoning of a "data tesseract" from the nether regions. This is not entirely true; summoning began some time ago, though the beast in question was largely elusive. I've a model for tightly coupling SQL, Perl, HTML (which may be optionally repopulated HTML forms, repopulated from the database or cached state) and a per user session. Mapping XML DTDs to fully normalized SQL relational database designs will be the last bit of work I do on this before I release it to the world at large. It is being released with the permission of my now former employer, Contact Designs. All of this will be called "Transient", except "Contact Designs" which will continue to be called "Contact Designs".
If anyone else thinks of their code in terms of creatures best described as "monsters", surely they will understand why I so seldom polish my code. Monsters resist attempts to trim their nails, comb their hair, and especially, to polish them.
NetBSD: Getting the benchmarks to build has proven tedious, and has delayed me from writting the Perl wrappers that post the data to the server. Note to self: start a project on the NetBSD projects server for this effort.

28 Mar 2001 (updated 28 Mar 2001 at 21:33 UTC) »

NetBSD website: In progress: client software (pkgsrc package) that tracks changes in benchmark performance (using commonly available OS,VM,FS benchmarks) in a machine as the OS is upgraded. Data is collected and posted to the website, where reports are generated. Reports are of interest to kernel developers. Idea put forth by Tim Rightnour.

Footnote: My home page is now proxy-ing (and adjusting the links) of this page. If this poses a load problem, please contact me, and I will be happy to establish some caching. Right now I'm assuming that that advogato.org is interested in any exposure/hits. (The "proxy" is just a lynx --source | sed, footnote to a footnote).

Volunteers Needed is a search of NetBSD's projects server. If you have spare time on your hands and know either a natural language or computer language, give it a click.

Projects: Learning Perl::Flas h for work, as well as XML.
Distributed kernel benchmark database/web application/client software for NetBSD's website.
WeeHours (as always).

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!