New Vote Topic!

So I implemented a way to more easily create Vote topics and while it needs more work, it does make the job easier. As such, I figured it would be fun to try a new vote topic. I’m not sure where I pulled it from, but enjoy :) Here are …

SQLBuster 0.81

So I have been working on a tool here at work that will run a query a specified number of times using a specified number of threads running concurrently. It is actually similar to the new ‘mysqlslap’ utility available in MySQL 5.1, but is designed to operate on a user-defined …

BlogDawg a few steps closer to public goodness…

So as you can see, I have been posting a whole lot lately and it, tied with the fact that there isn’t much to do except sit in my hotel since the MySQL conference is over, got me into a maniac PHP coding mode. While nothing has changed on the …

Using VIEWS in MySQL

So one of the things I finally started to figure out, at least sorta, is the concept of VIEWS. I had known about them for some time but never really understood why to use them. I had thought they provided worse performance than by not using them and simply using …

MySQL Conference 2007, Day 4

I’ll begin with a comic my old boss home-fry Ryan sent me. Cute Shawn :) So the last day at the MySQL Conference was pretty fun. I learned a few neat tidbits about PHP6, although I was really more interested in ways to make PHP5 stateful. In other words, have …

MySQL Conference 2007, Day 3

To the guy passing out all flyers for a MySQL and PHP developer. Stop. I already got the flier once. I don’t need 5 more copies of it. Ya damn spammer… I finally got to sit in on the session I was looking forward to the most. While I have …

MySQL Conference 2007, Day 2

Today was both informative and hella fun. While we didn’t get to spend as much time in the sessions, we spent a good amount of time on the Expo floor in a quest to get some awesome schwag. We came away with a few pens, 3 or 4 shirts, caps, …

MySQL Conference 2007, Day 1

While note quite over yet, the first day at the MySQL Conference was extremely informative. Not only did I learn a ton of things about MySQL 5.1, such as table partitioning, more information_schema enhancements (processlist, and slow query log now in a DB!); I also learned quite a few interesting …

WOW! Bandera going to state for one-act play!

I had heard rumors of it, but just looked it up today. Bandera High School is going to state for One-Act Play! When I was there, we went to regionals my junior year and, as I recall, we had not gone to regionals in OAP for at least 12 years. …