I <3 Sam Ash

Over the past few months, I have been saving up for an acoustic guitar. That could be a whole conversation of its own. I mean there is size, wood choice, design, brand, all sorts of things. I have been asking some of the other musicians at work and the dominant …

Winning the Worst In Customer Service Award: Olan Mills

One could argue that I am a bit biased when it comes to customer service. At Rackspace, that’s basically what we do. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job. So one could argue I have high standards. Which is mostly true, but I am also a fairly patient …

MySQL Conference, 2010 – Days 3 and 4

Ok so I got a bit behind on updating my blog because I was so busy actually enjoying the conference. The last two days were also quite good with the most informative talk, at least for me, being the talk on PCI and MySQL. That comes up somewhat frequently at …

MySQL Conference, 2010 – Day 2

Day 2 of the MySQL Conference I found to be quite good. Things were kicked off with a keynote by Oracle then followed by Tim O’Reilly (of O’Reilly press – yes, that O’Reilly) which I enjoyed quite a bit. I basically equated O’Reilly to Sarah Conner and Skynet being the …

IndyCar and F1 Suck?

While Dan, Trent, and I were hanging out last night after the MySQL Conference, we brought up racing (actually, I think I brought it up :P). I always like to know what those from other countries things about F1 and IndyCar. Most that I have talked to say the same …

MySQL Conference, 2010 – Day 1

I am not sure when this will actually get posted online since I currently have no internet in my room. My one gripe (perhaps other than the chairs) about the conference is that the hotel does not offer free Internet and it is just expensive enough to cause me to …

MySQL Conference, 2010 – Day 0

I spent most of the day traveling to Santa Clara, long-time home of the MySQL Conference. It took a while to get there, and I was denied a window seat at the very last minute but the flights weren’t bad. I also got to try out in-flight WiFi which is …

Big Brother’s MaxiPod

I was thinking about this while in the shower this morning. I find I think about a lot of random things in the shower. I guess my mind is racing in the morning. Anyways, the iPad drops today and I am not one of those in line waiting to buy …