[master] a39be7a I am so totally making shit up as I go along...

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at varnish-cache.org
Fri Jun 3 01:00:06 CEST 2011

commit a39be7ab6a44ee0ecc5bf512a8a4b654ae5ca5ff
Author: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at FreeBSD.org>
Date:   Thu Jun 2 22:59:43 2011 +0000

    I am so totally making shit up as I go along...

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+.. _phk_3.0:
+Thoughts on the eve of Varnish 3.0
+Five years ago, I was busy transforming my pile of random doddles
+on 5mm squared paper into software, according to "git log" working
+on the first stevedores.
+In two weeks I will be attending the Varnish 3.0 release party in Oslo.
+Sometimes I feel that development of Varnish takes for ever and
+ever, and that it must be like watching paint dry for the users,
+but 3 major releases in 5 years is actually not too shabby come to
+think of it.
+Varnish 3.0 "only" has two big new features, VMOD and GZIP, and a
+host of smaller changes, which you will notice if they are new
+features, and not notice if they are bug fixes.
+GZIP will probably be most important to the ESI users, and I wonder
+if all the time I spent fiddling bits in the middle of compressed data
+pays off, or if the concept of patchwork-quilting GZIP files was
+a bad idea from end to other.
+VMODs on the other hand, was an instant success, because they make
+it much easier for people to extend Varnish with new functionality,
+and I know of several VMODs in the pipeline which will make it
+possible to do all sorts of wonderful things from VCL.
+All in all, I feel happy about the 3.0 release, and I hope the users
+will too.
+We are not finished of course, ideas and patches for Varnish 4.0
+are already starting to pile up, and hopefully we can get that into
+a sensible shape 18 months from now, late 2012-ish.
+	"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"
+said John Lennon, a famous murder victim from New York.
+I feel a similar irony in the way Varnish happened to me:
+My homepage is written in raw HTML using the vi(1) editor, runs on
+a book-sized Soekris NET5501 computer, averages 50 hits a day with
+an Alexa rank just north of the 3.5 million mark.  A normal server
+with Varnish could deliver all traffic my webserver has ever
+delivered, in less than a second.
+But varnish-cache.org has Alexa rank around 30.000, "varnish cache"
+shows a nice trend on Google and #varnish confuses the heck out of
+teenage girls and wood workers on Twitter, so clearly I am doing
+something right.
+I still worry about the `The Fraud Police 
+<http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=18041.0>`_ though,
+"I have no idea what I'm doing, and I totally make shit up as I go
+along." is a disturbingly precise summary of how I feel about my
+work in Varnish.
+The Varnish 3.0 release is therefore dedicated to all the kind
+Varnish developers and users, who have tested, reported bugs,
+suggested ideas and generally put up with me and my bumbling ways
+for these past five years.
+Much appreciated,
+Poul-Henning, 2011-06-02

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