Here's an interesting benchmarking project that compares the performance of several Linux and BSD kernels on such things as socket, bind, fork, nmap, HTTP connect and more.
I just came across Eric Steven Raymond's The Cathedeal & the Bazaar today. It's a collection of essays written on the subject of open source development. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of both opening and closing source, with a few case studies as well. So far it's a very interesting read, so I thought I'd post it here for others to enjoy.
Thanks to the tag team effort between the Mail::Audit perl module and the Mail::SpamAssassin perl module, I now have a mail-filter perl script that both replaces procmail's ghetto recipes and filters spam.
Simon Cozens, author of Mail::Audit, and maintainer of the perl.com website, published this article on Mail::Audit, and how it could be used as an alternative to procmail. The ease at which mail filtering recipe's could be written in legible perl code was very appealing to me. However, it wasn't until I read his followup article on fighting spam that I was completely sold on using Mail::Audit.
I need a programming project to keep me doing something productive. The hardest part however is figuring out what to build, and how to build it.
Perhaps I should hop on my horse and travel down to the Ye Olde Coder's Guild Hall and see if there are any poster ads of things people would like written for them.
*sigh* See why I need to stay productive?
So this place looks pretty cool. Small blogging community dedicated to operating systems, programming and UNIX in general, eh? Can't go wrong with that!
I stumbled upon this site while googling for some FreeBSD related stuff. I've often tried to get myself blogging. Even went so far as to install Movable Type on my webserver. It seemed though that a blog that doesn't already live in a community is a waste of bandwidth. A site like this may be what I've been looking for.