I got an iPhone!

I am writing this on my new iPhone! I was a bit worried about the cost of the data plan, but by lowering our voice plan closer to what we actually use, and with my Rackspace discount, it should not go up much. I was surprised that there were still …

Spontaneously going to the IndyCar race was full of win

I’m not usually a spontaneous person, but last weekend I made an exception. Brandon, Amy, Corey and I all went to Comedy Sportz San Antonio last Friday. A friend of mine from work does improv there. It was damn funny, by the way! Afterwards we went to dinner and started …

Dumping BLOBs the right way (UPDATED)

I ran into a very interesting issue with a customer recently. The customer was storing JPEGs in MySQL (as BLOBs obviously) and was wanting to setup some additional MySQL slaves. Nothing crazy there. So I did the normal steps of scheduling a mysqldump with the –all-databases and –master-data options. Trouble …