Certified MySQL 5.0 DBA FTW!

So today I finished the MySQL DBA II exam and passed, which now makes me (or will make me soon) a certified MySQL 5.0 DBA. Wh00h00! I have to admit, the day started out kinda meh, but it just keeps getting better. Dan got me lunch (thanks Dan!) to celebrate …

MacBook Air. A Tiny Piece of Awesome

I seem to read quite a few people who were not impressed by Apple’s entry into the sub-notebook market with the MacBook Air. It seems, just like with the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD holy wars, that people find random crap to complain about. Some of which I think has merit, but …

Of Suns and…Dolphins?

Alright so I thought I might throw my $0.02 into the whole fanfare about Sun acquiring MySQL. I think it was a surprising but good move. Sun has a lot to provide, is likely looking to strengthen their platform, and appears to be committed to open source. While it remains …

Recent Outages

My server has had quite a wild ride and it has taken some time to get back up to speed. Basically, earlier this week, I put in a maintenance to replace what appeared to be a failing CPU or bad RAM. Turns out there was more busted that I thought …

The weirdest PC problem I have had to date…

So for the past week or so my Windows box has been having really strange issues. I don’t use it too terribly often in favor of my iBook, but I do use it for composing my music and playing WoW. The latter is important since Brandon, Amy, Sean and I …

New Vote Topic! Let the flame wars begin! Blu-Ray or HD-DVD?

So I got to thinking this morning about all the crazy flame wars about the new formats. First, everyone calm down! HD-DVD and Blu-Ray both offer true 1080p resolution and awesome sound so let’s everyone just relax! That said, I thought it might be interesting to see what people the …

Time to eat my hat…err sterring wheel?

With as much as I complain about poor drivers on the road (not so much in my blog, but certainly when I get to work in the morning), I figure I should own up when I myself make a stupid mistake. So: To the nice lady I cut off on …