Half a year

These days it is six months since I started working at Laerdal Sophus. It is amazing how quickly that time has passed. So far it has been just as educational and fun as I had hoped for.

The birth of Naja

A bit delayed, but here is the account of Naja’s birth. Maria started to have contractions Monday (the 13’th) morning. While the contractions where painful, they where also short of of duration and irregular in frequency. In the evening Kamille showed the first symptoms of chickenpox. Tuesday morning Kamille was showing quite a few chickenpox. […]

Tucking in early…

We are tucking in early tonight. Because, judging the signs, we will have to get up during the night…. Update 2004-09-14: No we did not need to get up during the night.

Changing website

It is just a small change, yet it feels like a big step. This evening I made a new (sketchy) webpage in the friislarsen.net domain, and redirected my old page at the IT University to the new page. Now I just need to fill the new page with some content.

Shared snapshots

Yesterday I bought an external hard-disk for backups. To make the backups I’ve rolled my own script (snapshot.sh) that uses rsync to make a snapshot of my home-partition and transfer it to the external hard-disk. The interesting part is, that the script takes advantage of the rsync option –link-dest to share a large part of […]

Pictures from Kamille’s birthday

I have uploaded a new photo album with pictures from Kamille’s birthday and two short movies with Kamille saying “thank you” to her friends from Utah who sent her a lovely dress.

Now with Java

Following up on the benchmark from yesterday, I’ve produced a Java version of the queens benchmark (queens.java). Below is the updated graph. I have a suspision that the reason Mono and Java is performing so bad is not only due to exceptions, but rather it has something to do with garbage collection. I also tried […]