Weblog entry — 2003-05-09 11:22:12

There's a pair of rather nice articles about Poul Henning Kamp at the Danish engineering magazine Ingeniøren|net about PHKs involvement in FreeBSD and NTP [da] and a more biographical piece [da] too.

The Gentoo Linux distribution have a large set of attractive feature, and it's the only Linux distribution that I actually might enjoy using, that I know of. As usual in that sort of projects there's a lot of discussion on IRC and mailing-lists. People disagree and sometimes they leave the project. This has happened more than usual in Gentoo, an illustration of it can be read in Gert Bevins explanation of "Why I left the Gentoo Linux development team" [3000 words].

If you have a webserver serving dynamic content that you want to speed up, you should have a look at cgi_buffer, at least if you use Python, Perl or PHP for it. It looks really nice.

There is an interview with Joshua Bloch about the new features in J2SE 1.5 [2900 words] over at java.sun.com. Quite interesting, as I'm getting more and more interested in learning Java for various reasons.