Monthly Archives: November 2008

Wall-E

For a fairly long time, I have found myself brutally critical of Disney. There’s multiple reasons behind it but the biggest, by far, is what I like to call The Disney Formula. Not sure what that is? All one needs … Continue reading

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Observing public bathroom etiquette

While my fear of public restrooms was conquered a long time ago, I have to admit, I still get a little nervous when some dude decides to pee in the urinal right next to me when all the other urinals … Continue reading

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Partitions, Day 2

I got some really awesome feedback from Giuseppe (the Data Charmer) in my preivous post and it gave me a few ideas I thought I would share. One of the really nice things he did in his article about partitioning … Continue reading

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New Vote Topic!

Now that the elections are over, the old vote topic didn’t have as much weight, so I thought I would change things back around to MySQL. Namely, what’s your favorite feature? As for the old topic, things were about what … Continue reading

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Patience. I didn’t buy it but they gave it to me anyway.

Until now, I have always have a fantastic experience with Amazon. They aren’t the only online store I use, but certainly one I use frequently. Last week, I ordered a 62mm circular polarizer from Amazon. I was pretty excited since … Continue reading

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Getting My Partitioning On

While it took some time to get things sorta out with building MySQL 5.1 with the right parameters to get partitioning support working, I finally was able to get a working install and had some time to play around with … Continue reading

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A safe made of…LEGOs!

I found this on Digg and couldn’t resist but to post it. Using the Lego Mindstorm kit, some dude(s) built a Safe out of LEGOs! It even has motion sensors and an auto-locking door. Pretty sweet!

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Ways to get MPG readouts from cars that don’t have it

So even before the economy went to crap, and the US government decided to throw tons of taxpayer dollars at it (with talks of ANOTHER one, this time for US carmakers who had their head up their ass that they … Continue reading

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My work is awesome

There aren’t many places I can think of (two, in fact) where having some dude randomly throws you over his shoulder and stomps around the office is considered an ok practice. Damnit my job is awesome!

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Searching Is Back!

It took me a bit longer than I anticipated (mostly due to working on other things), but finally restored the search functionality. This time around, I am using Sphinx as the fulltext engine. Though MySQL’s implementation of fulltext has quite … Continue reading

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