Archive for April, 2008

Congratulations Baron Schwartz

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This guy loves MySQL performance. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not easily impressed by even myself let alone anyone else. I have to say I am impressed with his depth of knowledge and the quality of his presentation. I am skeptical of the Maatkit still. The “visual explain” demonstration provided output that, to me, looked less clear than an explain. Now to give Baron the benefit of the doubt, I have been reading EXPLAIN output for many many moons so it may just be that I have Stockholm syndrome. Anyway, Baron knows his stuff and I recommend him as a strong resource, I know I will be pestering him with questions in the days to come.

Way to go Baron!

MySQL Conference 2008 first day of sessions

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I have to say that I am thus far not impressed with the first two sessions at this years conference. I went to the MySQL Online backups which should have been named MySQL Online Backups in 6 Alpha. I understand they need to drive traffic by spicing up the name but I felt duped. The second was a 45 minute presentation held by R1Soft which consisted of 30 minutes of explaining how their competitors are shit and then 5 minutes of slides that essentially said they kicked ass. I am just about to get started with “Explain Demystified”. Baron, the creator of Maatkit, is presenting and this looks to be the first usable presentation I will be attending.

New threadless tee

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Harper Reed is the bestest guy in the whole wide world. He just gave me this tshirt.

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Lua is for the suck

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We finished the first half of “MySQL Proxy – The Complete Tutorial” and I have one conclusion thus far… Lua blows! Ok Ok Ok YES I realize it is an embedded language and is very low overhead. But how do you implement a scripting language with broken regex??? The fact that I can’t do case insensitive regex matches makes this the worst language I can ever think of using. I mean, come on! I am an OO believer so using a procedural language alone makes me cringe but this is just crap.

First quarter notes

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MySQL Proxy is pretty cool! We got to see Guissepe’s examples to use mysql proxy to display an image, open an external application and even play a copy of Beowolf (labeled “cd1″). Perhaps he has a downloaded copy from a legal service that breaks movies up into cds… lets just give him the benefit of the doubt. Anyway, his stuff from the conference tutorial is here:

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more to come…

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