The last half year has been quite successful from a business point of view, but it has cost me in terms of time spent on writing free software.
Nonetheless, I have found the time to write rudimentary ACL support for tinyldap, to find out whether the idea works at all. It is still far from finished: you can for example still query using attributes that you are not allowed to see in the ACLs, as long as you don't ask for the attributes in the answer record. And there is headroom for optimization.
Besides that, I have been thinking about adding threads to gatling, to make open() asynchronous. I have seen a production web server serving lots of small images which don't fit into memory at the same time, where gatling was limited by the serialization of the read I/O. Something needs to be done about this, obviously.
Anyway, I am now moving my diary to blog.fefe.de, where I mostly collect URLs that I find interesting, but you will also find a few articles between the links.