New Vote Topic! Time to shine some (Sun)light on MySQL

While the waters have calmed somewhat in regards to Sun acquiring MySQL, I am still a bit curious as to what the (small) demographic of people who visit this site might think of the whole issue. Besides, since Toshiba’s announcement of HD-DVD going belly up, I figured the current topic …

Best comment on Digg ever found to date

In my opinion, anyway. Brandon found this gem on Digg, and unfortunately I don’t know which story it was in relation to (working on getting that). Nonetheless, to whomever wrote this, I owe you like $1: "Your grandfather was a pretty sharp guy, but you, on the other hand, are …

How to Abuse Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

Ok so I swore I would not turn my blog into a embedded video haven, but I couldn’t resist… UPDATE: Ok so having the video there, as cool as it was, did, indeed get really old :) Here’s a link to it, instead.

An interesting outcome of UPDATE…SET…

I ran into a very surprising result today in regards to using UPDATE … SET … that I thought interesting enough to share. For those of you who keep up with my blog (I’m not sure why, but thanks :), you know that I have been playing around with using …

Triggers Woo!

So while nothing appears different on the site, I thought I would try my hand at creating some TRIGGERS in place of some application level logic for the site. Specifically, the number of comments on each blog post is actually stored in the main BlogPosts table. That way, there is …

Should the government really tax my wage?

I think few people are fans of the IRS and in fact anyone who is either hasn’t had to pay before or is lying. This year was the first year in some time that Corey and I had to pay on taxes. Kinda sucks. I tried to make sure the …