First Hand Experience With iTunes Rentals

So recently I was lucky enough to attend the MySQL Conference. One of the caveats of going is a somewhat longer plane right than I am used to. No biggie, I have plenty of gadgets and gizmos to keep me occupied. This year, however, I thought I would try the …

T.K.O. Indeed

So our policy at work is full disclosure and, in the spirit of this, I thought it important to admit something. Love T.K.O by Michael McDonald is awesome. It’s friggin’ awesome. And you know what, I’m good with admitting it…

MySQL Conference ’08 – The Free Beer Edition

So I am here at the MySQL Conference and while there is plenty to talk about, I’ve been too busy having fun to actually write about it. That said, one particular tidbit that I thought I would share is the free beer and cider available at one of the birds …

MySQL + Secure Digital = Cheap SSDs? (UPDATED)

With the advent of fast and reasonably sized SSD drives, I have to admit that even I, as one who still thinks the standard hard-drive tends to be a better choice, am warming up to solid-state. One crazy benchmark I have always wanted to do is how using consumer flash …