inessential by Brent Simmons


Travel day today for the Mariners. They won yesterday 8-4. For the second day in a row Rickey Henderson led off the first inning with a home run.

BBC News: Theatres go dark for Gielgud. "Theatre audiences across London's West End are remembering acting legend Sir John Gielgud, who has died aged 96."

PR: PHP 4.0 released. According to the press release, it's faster.

ZDNet: Jini: Sun's incredible disappearing act. "Sun's Joy has one explanation for all of the missing products. At a Silicon Valley conference this month, he blamed Jini's lack of momentum on telco deregulation, which he says has inhibited the establishment of a standard, persistent network."

These two sentences, from Running Linux 3rd Edition, page 562, are a marvel of clarity and understatement. "Running your own web server is easy. It consists of two tasks: configuring the httpd daemon and writing documents to provide on the server." There's a whole world hidden in there. When I read it, I laughed. (It's a good book, by the way.)