Baby Steps Into Stored Procedures

Recently I have been taking a serious look at stored procedures in MySQL and, in particular, how I might go about implementing them in my website and, in particular, where they could be used and why. At present, I have really only gotten my feet wet with using stored procedures, …

Falcon, BLOBs and You!

So not too long ago, I ran some simple (and perhaps archaic) benchmarks pitting different engines against each other in terms of how they performance with BLOBs. While I ran into some interesting results, there was one fairly important storage engine that I neglected to test – Falcon. So this …

You Suck, Time Warner!

Time Warner, you suck! I have spent the last week and a half taking another stab at recording HD content with my MythTV box. But no…it has to be complicated and annoying. And not because it is complicated, but because TWC makes it so. I mean, I pay for my …

AquaDawg? Maybe not…

So I was thinking this morning while eating breakfast that I should go into the bottled water business. But not to sell like super-filtered water or crazy natural spring water. No no. Just water from the tap off my RO filter. That’s it. Because sometimes you just need a bottle. …

A crazy finish for IndyCar!

Yesterday was the last race of the IndyCar 2007 season, and what an exciting race it was! I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but it was well worth the watch. I also learned that next year all IndyCar races will finally be broadcast in HD! Paddle-Shifters are also …

New Title Image!?

So I had some time to kill before a late-night maintenance that I had to do for work. So I decided I might try making a new title. So I did :P Really, I can’t take any credit for it (except for the picture in the background perhaps) as my …

Upgrading the Server (Finished)!

See you on the other side! Update: Well that took WAY longer than I thought, but the server is now sitting on a software RAID-1. Since I did not have an option for hardware RAID, I thought this would be the next best thing. The move gave the server more …

ReViSiT…uhm…revisited!

So I tried this gem a while ago when it was more in the alpha stages of development, but we started talking about it again in my demogroup and thought I would go ahead and give it another go. And holy crap is it awesome! It does just about everything …