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MySQL: Powering a New World Religion
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As I’ve blogged many times, MySQLers frequently share off-work interests and running is one of them. I’ve also blogged about social media, which usually use MySQL under the hood. Now I’ve

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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


 I was never an active friendster user. The first site I used regularly was the more inward-facing



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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


 I was never an active friendster user. The first site I used regularly was the more inward-facing



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The Embedded Reporter in the Half-Marathon
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The MySQL Runners Club meets whenever running MySQLers meet. Sun Microsystems GmbH here in Germany also has something similar — and a good week ago, a group of Sunnies teamed up for the 31. Münchner Stadtlauf half marathon. I decided to make myself an embedded reporter, combining Twitter, Flip Mino, YouTube and a bit of surplus electronics and Web 2.0 media.

What’s the result? 37 Tweets, an almost 10 minute YouTube video and, surprisingly, a new personal record (1:44:06).

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The Call for Papers for the OpenSQLCamp 2009 is now open!
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The OpenSQL Camp 2009 web site is now ready for business, I've updated various pages and added some more information about the call for papers. I've also set up a Twitter account (no way without one nowadays, right?), which might also play an important role in the voting/rating of talks later on (Giuseppe came up with an interesting proposal for that).

So we're now seeking your input! Let me quote from the web pages directly:

OpenSQL Camp is a free conference of, by, and for the open-source database community of users and developers. The first

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Leveraging the power of Twitter
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Last week I posted the following twitter request“Can somebody loan me (or buy me) a Dell 2950 decked out so I can run and publish some benchmarks. Please!”

In a same day response I was offered access to use 2 x Dell 1950’s, and today I’m now actually using these machines for my own testing. I would like to thank cafemom (Barry, Anthony & Dan) for the loan of hardware.

And now the chance to better understand the RAID configuration of the DELL PERC Controllers, trying out some different RAID types, LVM configurations and disk tests. When I’m done with my System Administrator refresher, I’m then be trying some different MySQL Benchmarks to test various MySQL configuration settings including using the new

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Redefining Spam, in the age of Twitter
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For the past few months, I’ve been helping my friend develop and market Philtro .
We’ve gone through various iterations of the elevator pitch for it, and the one that seems to be kinda working, is: “It’s like a spam filter for your Twitter account.”

At SXSW, I got the opportunity to talk to Guy Kawasaki about this tool, and he said “There is no spam on twitter, if you don’t like it, don’t follow them”.


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Velocity Preview - Keeping Twitter Tweeting
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If there's a site that exemplifies explosive growth, it has to be Twitter. It seems like everywhere you look, someone is Tweeting, or talking about Tweeting, or Tweeting about Tweeting. Keeping the site responsive under that type of increase is no easy job, but it's one that John Adams has to deal with every day, working in Twitter Operations. He'll be talking about that work at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference, in a session entitled Fixing Twitter: Improving the Performance and Scalability of the World's Most Popular Micro-blogging Site, and he spent some time with us to talk about what is involved in keeping the site alive.

James Turner: Can you start by

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TwitterJobSearch, MySQL Job Fair
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I heard about TwitterJobSearch on net@night, and decided to give it a twirl. I typed “mysql” and found 3,092 results in 30 seconds. You can then filter by job title, salary, skill set, job type, and more, as well as sort it by relevance or date.

Useful? Quite possibly. Would be more useful, if you could filter out Twitter users (like @itcareer, for example). Search that is semantic, instead of just word based. So “mysql in san francisco” will return relevant results for you.

If you’re looking for a job anytime soon, note that there will also be a Job Fair at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, happening April 20-23 2009, are you registered yet? Its a

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Follow us on Twitter
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If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    Follow us on Twitter
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    If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

    For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

    People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    Follow us on Twitter
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    If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

    For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

    People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    Arjen also on twitter & identi.ca
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    If you'd like to follow shorter scribbles of what I get up to, like my work at Open Query, OurDelta and of course the BlueHackers initiative, I've got myself organised at http://twitter.com/arjenlentz or http://identi.ca/arjenlentz (you can pick one, they have the same feed).
    Twitter — Tracking Production Actions?
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    I don’t want to post the link to this (perhaps, it was left public unintentional?) but here is what I stumbled upon recently. This is a log of production maintenance of IT systems in Perth, Western Australia (as far as I could say):

    Good idea but shouldn’t companies keep this sort of information private?

    How To Fight Clickjacking (Using The Recent Twitter Hijacking As An Example)
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    Introduction

    Clickjacking is a malicious technique of tricking web users into revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on seemingly innocuous web pages. A vulnerability across a variety of browsers and platforms, a clickjacking takes the form of embedded code or script that can execute without the user's knowledge, such as clicking on a button that appears to perform another function (credit: Wikipedia).

    Clickjacking is hard to combat. From a technical standpoint, the attack is executed using a combination of CSS and

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    FriendFeed room, identi.ca group, for MySQL
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    Executive summary: There is now a MySQL Room on FriendFeed, as well as a identi.ca group for mysql. Community members, developers, dabblers, users, etc. should find these extra avenues useful, in addition to the forums, mailing lists, and even the Forge. Join them now!

    There has been a recent uptake of Twitter amongst the MySQL community… Early adopters have been around for ages, even (as we’re slowly approaching Twitter’s third birthday).

    However, I’ve been noticing that slowly, there’s a little

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    Artem’s Top 10 Tech Predictions And Ideas For 2009 And Beyond
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    Everyone and their mother are throwing out their predictions for 2009 nowadays, it’s a new fad. It’s like you’re not cool anymore if you don’t have twitter, a Mac, and a set of random predictions for the next 12 joyous months.

    So I decided to throw in a few ideas of my own to be part of the cool crowd again (how much cooler can I be already, you might think, and I wouldn’t blame you).

     

    Disclaimer (read it, tough guy)

    What this post is:

    • about the future of technology and the Internet, 2009 and beyond.
    • my ideas on what is going to happen or should happen. If they happen to match someone else’s ideas –
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    Everything is a funky Twitter problem ..
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    When your favourite ex yahoo employee and mysql guru blogs about a "dns problem" and how he solved it using Twitter you can only smile ;) At last some useful use for Twitter .. when it's up at least ..

    O'Reilly Media on Twitter
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    Laurel Ruma (@laurelatoreilly) just did a quick census of the number of O'Reilly employees on twitter. She came up with 74 twitter accounts out of about 300 employees worldwide, plus five people who were controlling departmental or project-based O'Reilly twitter accounts like the following:


    Official O'Reilly account:
    @oreillymedia: The top level O'Reilly Media site.


    @oreilly_verlag: O'Reilly Germany


    Number of O'Reilly products or divisions on Twitter: 8


    @make: Make: Magazine and makezine blog

    @craft: Craft: Magazine and craftzine blog
















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    Career trap: Internet
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    Do you read German? Then I have two recommendations for you.

    First, go read this fresh interview with the German social networking guru Klaus Eck. It’s about “a life long job application process”.

    Second, go read the book “Karrierefalle Internet” (”Career trap: Internet”) by Klaus Eck. That book is what

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    Alex Gorbachev at Oracle Open World 2008: Under the Hood of Oracle Clusterware
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    If a MySQL DBA from Pythian goes to Oracle Open World, it would be a shame not to send an Oracle bloke, so there I am — presenting a 90-minute session on the first day of the OOW 08 entitled Under the Hood of Oracle Clusterware.

    I gave it during RAC Attack in Chicago and I’m pretty satisfied with how it went, so there should be no significant changes to the presentation. The session is in “User Group Forum,” thanks to RAC SIG and Dan Norris.

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    Top 10 Reasons Why Digsby ROCKS
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    If you haven't heard of Digsby yet, you have probably been living in some kind of a virtual cave or have no friends. Digsby is a multi-network instant messenger application, similar to Trillian, Pidgin (GAIM), or Miranda. I said 'similar', so what makes Digsy special? Reviews I read so far don't give the real reasons and don't dive into the features in depth. Instead, you get a standard load of marketing BS and in the end to you, the user, Digsby may end up being "yet another IM program." Some reviews describe certain features, but so far I haven't seen one that highlighted THE MAIN REASON why Digsby is different. And may I preface it with: finally somebody got a clue. I never before wanted to write about any other IM client,

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    Michael Arrington Asks Twitter a Few Tough Questions
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    Michael Arrington of TechCrunch asks Twitter a few questions. I have only included a sample list below but you should read his blog post for all the questions:
    • Is it true that you only have a single master MySQL server running replication to two slaves, and the architecture doesn’t auto-switch to a hot backup when the master goes down?
    • Do you really have a grand total of three physical database machines that are POWERING ALL OF TWITTER?
    • Is it true that the only way you can keep Twitter alive is to have somebody sit there and watch it constantly, and then manually switch databases over and re-build when one of the slaves fail?

    A 'yes' answer to any of these questions by

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    Micro-blogging is here
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    I am attending the Web2.0 Expo at San Francisco this week. Today was the first day of the conference and the crowds seemed to be larger than last year. The primary focus seems to be on social networking this year. 

    I'll blog more about other aspects of the conference, but I wanted to focus this post on the twitter phenomenon. I'd heard of twitter of course, but I just could never figure out what it was all about. What was the big deal about telling the world what you were doing every second ? Who would even care ?

    I attended a panel titled  "Short attention span theater: The birth of micro-blogging and micro-media". It was mediated by Gregarious Narain (he turned out not to be all that gregarious) and included Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester Research),

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    Micro-blogging is here
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    I am attending the Web2.0 Expo at San Francisco this week. Today was the first day of the conference and the crowds seemed to be larger than last year. The primary focus seems to be on social networking this year. 

    I'll blog more about other aspects of the conference, but I wanted to focus this post on the twitter phenomenon. I'd heard of twitter of course, but I just could never figure out what it was all about. What was the big deal about telling the world what you were doing every second ? Who would even care ?

    I attended a panel titled  "Short attention span theater: The birth of micro-blogging and micro-media". It was mediated by Gregarious Narain (he turned out not to be all that gregarious) and included Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester Research),

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    Micro-blogging is here
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    I am attending the Web2.0 Expo at San Francisco this week. Today was the first day of the conference and the crowds seemed to be larger than last year. The primary focus seems to be on social networking this year. 

    I'll blog more about other aspects of the conference, but I wanted to focus this post on the twitter phenomenon. I'd heard of twitter of course, but I just could never figure out what it was all about. What was the big deal about telling the world what you were doing every second ? Who would even care ?

    I attended a panel titled  "Short attention span theater: The birth of micro-blogging and micro-media". It was mediated by Gregarious Narain (he turned out not to be all that gregarious) and included Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester Research),

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