It looks like the O’Reilly folks have finally posted the abstract for my One Year of PHP at Yahoo! talk I’ll be giving this summer in Portland, Oregon.
I filled out the speaker registration page today and picked some tutorials to attend. Here’s what I’ll be going to:
Session ID: 3959
Title: Introduction to XSLT
Time: 8:45am to 12:15pm
Session ID: 4149
Title: Designing and Creating Great Shared Libraries
Time: 1:45pm to 5:15pm
Session ID: 3982
Title: Building Data Warehouses with MySQL
Time: 8:45am to 12:15pm
Location: Salon H
On Monday afternoon I’ll probably bounce back and forth between Theodore Ts’o’s “Designing and Creating Great Shared Libraries” and Bradley M. Kuhn’s “The GNU General Public License for Developers and Businesspeople.”
Instead of registering for something on Tuesday afternoon, I think I’ll explore Portland. I’ve never been there before.
Early Bird registration is now open (through May 23rd) at http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2003/
Got this email from Tellme today:
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 01:10:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Tellme Studio <email@example.com>
Subject: Tellme Studio program change
Tellme has made many investments in VoiceXML over the past four years.
One of these investments was in the Extensions program, with the goal
of making VoiceXML a more utilized public standard. Now with VoiceXML
well on its way to standardization in the W3C and with hundreds of
thousands of VoiceXML applications in production, it is clear that
investment has paid off. It is time for us to retire the Extensions
program and invest in other areas. As of Wednesday, April 9th we will
no longer host Extensions on 1-800-555-TELL or
http://studio.tellme.com. Developers can continue to build VoiceXML
applications on Tellme Studio.
Thank you for your individual contribution in making VoiceXML the most
widely-used and successful voice standard in the world.
The Tellme Development Team
Damn, that sucks.
Californians can now pre-register here for the nationwide Do Not Call list that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to launch this summer.
Pre-registration for Do Not Call – California Dept. of Justice
We’re back home. A few pictures from Israel that you might enjoy:
Taken on Ben Yehudah Street, a pedestrian-only promenade in Jerusalem. Business has been very slow the past 2.5 years.
Due to the threat of Iraqi chemical weapons, Israeli citizens have been issued gas masks. When you arrive at the Tel Aviv airport tourists can purchase one from the Post Office. Eerie. Here is a close-up of the piles of gas masks.
Ariella is checking her email from Daniel & Miriam’s computer. Their computer room doubles as their sealed room. All of our friends have one room of their apartment ready in case of biological or chemical attack.
We did lots of schmoozing and eating with our friends. Here’s a photo taken at David & Laura’s on Saturday Night as we were watching a tape of West Wing episodes.
More Israel Photos are in our Y! Photos album.
Greetings from Jerusalem! We arrived in Tel Aviv early this morning, took a nap, and have been visiting with friends today. I’m typing this from a sealed room — Daniel and Miriam’s second bedroom serves mostly as a computer room but also contains supplies and has windows taped shut to guard against a chemical or biological attack.
We’ve got many pictures from the past week in Italy and Hungary. I’ll post them online soon. I’ll also take some pictures of Israel over the next few days before we head back to the States on Monday.
Here’s a cute picture from the Coloseo in Roma:
If I can get the internet connection to work, I’ll post more online at our Yahoo! Photos album.
We’re leaving this afternoon for a long-overdue vacation. It’s Ariella’s spring break from UCLA. Here’s our itinerary:
- Thu, Mar 20: arrive in Rome.
- Wed, Mar 26: depart Rome for Tel Aviv. Stopover in Budapest.
- Thu, Mar 27: arrive in Tel Aviv. Travel to Jerusalem.
- Sun, Mar 30: travel from Jerusalem to Ramat Gan. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
- Mon, Mar 31: travel from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. Stopovers in Budapest and London.
We’re really looking forward to seeing our friends in Israel. They’ve been gone for months, and it will be fantastic to visit with them (even if we’re wearing gas masks).
The adventurous side of me is looking forward to flying Malev Hungarian Airlines. Before we bought our extra-cheap tickets a couple of weeks ago, I had never even heard of that airline!
Photos from last night’s Purim 5763 celebration at the Shtibl Minyan are now available online.
As promised, it was a rockin’ good time.
Tonight’s Purim Spiel at the Shtibl Minyan is gonna be a rockin’ good time. We’ve written 11 sketches.
If you need to run both SSL and non-SSL Apache 1.3 on the same host, the most efficient way is to run two separate server instances rather than using <VirutalHost>s and mutltiple Listen directives.
If you use multiple Listen statements to listen on either multiple ports or multiple addresses, Apache needs to use
select() in order to test each socket to see if a connection is ready.
If you only use a single Listen statement, Apache uses
accept() instead of
select(). All children can just block in
accept() until a connection arrives.
There’s a long discussion about the inefficiencies and syncronization difficulties of using a
select() loop rather than an
accept() loop on the Apache 1.3 performance tuning page.
Excerpt from that document:
“Ideally you should run servers without multiple Listen statements if you want the highest performance.”
We’ve been doing this for years at Yahoo! No, it’s not Rocket Science; it’s right there on Apache 1.3’s perf-tuning web page.
But there are many examples of SSL config files floating around out there with multiple Listen statements. If the rest of the world’s engineers are anything like me, there is a strong temptation to find a conf file that works and just use it. The copy-and-modify approach is great when all you want is functionality. But when performance matters, you’ve gotta read the docs.
I mentioned yesterday that Yahoo! is hiring engineers. One of my open reqs just hit the join.yahoo.com site.
Our recruiter just sent me 7 resumes of potential candidates in the last 20 minutes!
I guess this is why they say that it’s close to impossible to be a manager and still have time to write code.