MyBS Revisited – PUTing data and more benchmarks

Last week Paul released version 0.5Alpha of the new BLOB Streaming Engine and so I thought I would take some time to see what is new and do a bit more benchmarking. This time around, Paul concentrated on a new method of handling BLOBs. Instead of storing them directly in …

Prank Caller! Prank Caller!

So this morning I came into work with a new voicemail. I thought it was a customer, since it was shaping up to be a busy day, but it ended up being the most hilarious voicemail I have ever gotten. Turns out, some kids decided to call my number at …

Yesterday Was Race Day

I don’t think I have ever watched that many races in one day ever. I watched a total of four races: Formula-1, IndyCar, ChampCar, and some close-wheel racing thing. I think it is prototype racing from what Sergio explained about it. After that, I played Gran Turismo 3 for about …

Photos From California YAY!

I think I may have gone a little crazy with iPhoto’s Enhance feature, but otherwise they look pretty good! You can check them out in the PhotoAlbum section or by clicking Here. There are quite a few pictures, so I am trying to find better ways to sort through them, …

Bubba Gump Shrimp!

Yesterday we walked around Cannery Row in Monteray. Sweet. We went to eat brunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp. It was everything I hoped for and more! They had really good food, an excellent drink (that came with a free glass) and even asked us some trivia about the movie. I …

All About Castles, the Sea, and California Sushi

Yesterday, we went to eat at Mustache Joe’s. It was an Italian place in Cambria, which was pretty good. Johnny Carinos has better Italian sodas, but the scenery made up for that. It sort of felt like the feeling I have going to the Renaissance Festival when it is just …

I guess I really do live under a rock…

Every-–time I have the opportunity to chill with my Austin homies, I learn something new and interesting it seems. Usually it has something to do with how I live under a rock. Well, yesterday was no different. First, I got to play one of Chad’s Nintendo DS systems for more …

Our California Trip: The Wedding Day & The Driving Day

Yesterday was Aaron and Joyce’s wedding, which was very awesome. They got married in a yacht in New Port Beach. It was awesome, by the way, and nothing like that crappy TV show. Technically speaking, they already were married (they got married in Vegas – sweet), but this was the …

Still On Vacation, Yeah!

So today was our first full day here in Irvine, California. It was another sort of laid back day. Slept late and missed breakfast. When we went down to go get Starbucks (they closed at 8pm the night before, huh!?), we ran into Chad, Nancy, and Van in the parking …