Marten Mickos keynote observations

Last Wednesday I attended a very interesting keynote given by Marten Mickos entitled "Scale Out". Here's a few gems that I gleaned from it: He stated that the survivors of the dot com era built their infrastructure on top of open source (and mentioned Yahoo, Google and eBay as examples …

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Trogdor comes in the night.... so leave the light on

The past few nights our daughter Olivia has claimed that there are monsters in her room (too much Monsters Inc?). She has been sleeping with the lights on. When the lights are on, she is completely calm and has no fear, and finally relaxes and goes to sleep. Pretty easy …

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Demoing SpikeSource at MySQLUC

Today I was lucky enough to attend the MYSQL Users Conference for most of the day. The keynote by Marten Mickos which was very interesting (will blog on that later).

It's very interesting to see how far MySQL has come. (We used MySQL for my senior project at school. While …

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Baypiggies meeting with Guido

Tonight I went to the well-attended repeat of Guido's Pycon 2005 talk "The State of the Python Union". He started off by explaining his "beta [crunch] beard" and how he was now addressed as professor due to it. Then he quickly discussed the syntax of generators and how he copied …

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Even More Competition Ubuntu and Debian...

So a week ago I was able to install Hoary Hedgehog. What can I say? The install was simple, and it worked. Kubuntu worked as well. I had been itching to install debian for a while to try it out, yet as I'm a more bleeding edge type of guy …

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Burninated by Google

Hmmm, there seems to be a conspiracy brewing. One day I'm blogging about how I'm ranking pretty good for some searches in Google (considering that few read or link to my blog) and the next day Google no longer acknowledges my existence. The three of you that read my blog …

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Sticky clay at Fremont Older

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I was able to go mountain biking for the first time in a few months yesterday. I've only been once since I had a nasty endo last fall at Soquel Demo Forest (picture above), leaving me attending physical therapy for a month.

Yesterday morning it appeared to be a beautiful …

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Google bombing with Dick Proenneke

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An interesting observation. One of the cool features of blog city is that you can view statistics for your blog, which includes websites that refer to your blog. Interestingly enough if you search for "Dick Proenneke" my blog appears on page 3. In the UK it is the first entry …

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