Older blog entries for jimw (starting at number 33)

bram: you might be interested in taking a look at this.
superant: it's funny you should mention starting up a non-profit to recycle old computers, since i've been thinking about exactly that same thing lately. there are several such organizations in the bay area, but as far as i can tell, not a single one in the los angeles area.

my initial thought was "i want my dumb-looking hat", but then i remembered the dumb plastic red hats. no thanks.

not much more to say. working for mysql ab now. digging bitkeeper. hatching plans. way behind on putting together my oscon tutorial

walters is my hero today for fixing an annoying bug in rsync that results in server processes just sitting there after the client has dropped its connection. if only the upstream maintainer (cough mbp cough) had incorporated it earlier.
rkarl: you mean this?

all caught up. now there's just 4836 notes. just in time for me to leave town for a few days and let the new ones pile up.

time for a nap.

the obsession with coding standards that seems to grip the php developer community absolutely boggles my mind. then again, i also really like perl. but i still don't completely comprehend the '..' operator in a scalar context.

oh, i'm 222 notes behind. there's 5156 total. the ten pages with the most notes make up 12% of that total.

the connectivity between the two php.net machines hosted at pair got fixed (duplex issues), so i'll be able to get back to the news.php.net stuff in the new year.

i've been chipping away at the user notes in the php manual. i was doing okay for a while in keeping up with newly submitted notes, but stopped for a week or two and before i knew it, several hundred had piled up for review. (unfortunately, it appears that zak and i are the only ones regularly keeping on eye on these things.) right now, there's 5797 notes. there were well over 6000 when i started.

i also flipped the switch on the non-subscriber self-moderation for the rest of the php mailing lists. hopefully this will cut down on the spam to the lists without resulting in more list admin work. one spam has already been blocked from php-general. whee!

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