Archive for May, 2009

Blog Performance Problems

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The hosting service for this blog, Dreamhost, has mostly provided excellent support and good performance. Well, they continue to provide good support, which is to say that every time I’ve complained they’ve gotten back to me with very good and very sympathetic explanations, but the fact is they’re having some serious performance problems lately.  They […]

XML Schema 1.1 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Many readers of this blog know that I was one of the original designers and editors of the W3C XML Schema Language Recommendation (XSD).  Since publication of version 1.0 in May 2001, a small group of us has continued to work on incremental improvements.  I am therefore delighted to announce that, a few days ago, […]

Comment Copyrights Redux

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Early readers of this blog will remember that the original policy on comment copyrights caused some controversy.  You can read about that in the posting Copyrights and Comments and especially in the interesting comment thread that followed.  As promised, I took some time to think about it all, and to talk to some people whose […]

Greg Pfister’s “Perils of Parallel”

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

My good friend Greg Pfister is running an excellent blog about computer architecture called Perils of Parallel.  Greg describes it as: A blog about multicore, cloud computing, accelerators, Virtual Worlds, and likely other topics, loosely driven by the effective end of Moore’s Law. Greg is well known as a leading authority on cluster-based architectures, but […]