A full (114 pages) PDF version of the series by Ulrich Drepper is now available. Everything you ever wanted to know about memory...
Carmack is (still) god. At least one of them. (via apostle pfig). Update: a more accurate version of the source of the code. Update 2: the real author stands up.
I find it amusing that a search for Kindle in Amazon UK doesn't return any relevant results. So much PR, so little return. Anyway, I'm carbon-oriented when we are talking about books. I prefer the paper-kind, not the electronic version. I subscribed O'Reilly Safari bookshelf for a while, but I stopped using them because of that. Granted, the experience with Kindle could be better than a browser and a computer screen, the display is much better than the usual 72dpi of a LCD.
I like the new web-based upload tool that Flickr is using. I like it so much that I no longer use the Flickr iPhoto plugin. Update: there is a open-source project that matches most if not all the features of the Flickr uploaded: SWFUpload 2007. One thing I could never understand is why don't browsers have a upload list with a progress bar? I mean, they have all the information they need to do it.
The Wide-Finder project has been a lot of fun. For those who think that it is not a real-world problem I'll leave you with a quote from the Wide-Finder results page: Worth Doing Â· There is a steady drumbeat of commentary along the lines of âWTF? This is a trivial I/O-bound hack you could do on the command line, ridiculously inappropriate for investigating issues of parallelism.â To which I say âHorseshitâ.
I've come across an interesting project growing around OpenSolaris. Its called NexentaOS and its a OpenSolaris branch. The company behind NexentaOS is Nexenta. They use the OS to build a NAS appliance, NexentaStor, that runs on commodity x86/64 hardware, and offers very cool features: unlimited snapshots, snapshot replication, NFS, CIFS, FTP, Rsync and Amanda. Also, they use ZFS so you can grow your storage to extremely large pools, with both direct-attach storage or using iSCSI.
Yes, I need a haircut. Yes, my wife refuses to admit that she's married to me with pictures like this floating around. And yes, they where good apples. I think I ate about a dozen of them during the three days of Codebits. (Picture from the Delfim Codebits gallery).
So Codebits ended last thursday night. It was the best conference I attended in a long time. We had pretty good house (I would love to know official numbers, but I would say that about 300 people where around), and at the end of the contest, 47 projects, some goofy, some hardware hacks, a bunch of mobile hacks, and a lot of web stuff. I think it was a good participants to projects ratio.
Another thing that showed up during Codebits: the Destakes API. Simple, and to the point. Like it should be. Kudos to Carlos.
The Codebits event is awesome. The haven't had this much fun in a long time. You can look through some great pictures of the event at Delfim's gallery. The F.E.V.E.R. concert last night was pretty cool, although I'm not a fan of their kind of music. Even through out the concert people where still coding like good geeks. Update: uploaded some pictures of my own to Flickr.