A lot has changed.
A lot has changed.
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.
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
Designs. All of this will be called "Transient", except
"Contact Designs" which will continue to be called "Contact
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.
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).
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.
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