Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
For those interested in some additional weekend reading, Jose Fonseca of Tungsten Graphics has written an introduction on Gallium3D, their newest project that has been receiving a lot of interest by X.Org graphics driver developers. Jose goes over the Gallium3D modules (the state tracker, pipe driver, winsys, and auxillar modules), the dependencies for each module, the interfaces for Gallium3D, and last but not least is a visual representation of the data-flow. There is also other Gallium3D information at Phoronix such as the Q1'08 status update from FOSDEM. This Gallium3D overview can be read here.