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HiTCHO Top tech tips
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I recent visit with old Brisbane friend HiTCHO which I met at the Brisbane MySQL Users Group in 2005, has lead to this cool list of some hardware and software technologies he used that I am now considering or have already implemented or purchased.

Software

  • xmarks.com - Bookmark-Powered Web Discovery
  • Pulse - Smart Pen
  • Quicksilver Mac windows manager
  • MailPlane - Brings Gmail to your Mac desktop
  • Evernote - Remember Everything, with Firefox plugin and iPhone App
  • Textmate - The missing editor for Mac OS/X
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    AWS Experience Part 2: Accessing the Cloud
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    Hi all,

    Today I'll be write more about my experiences with Amazon Web Services. Before I continue, I'd like to provide some background information.

    I signed up for Amazon Web Services. I used the Fedora LAMP AMI to create a server instance. The main reason for choosing this AMI was its inclusion of MySQL and Apache, a nice little package indeed. I ran into a few problems at first. Because I am based in Europe, I am allowed to use only the EU-West region, and the default in the US-East region. The drop down list is rather small, and i took a couple of unsuccessful instances to figure out that this was the problem. When I say "unsuccessful instances," I mean that the nothing appeared in the browser when I copied the public DNS to the browser's address bar. I attached an EBS volume to the server instance and it was OK.

    Now for more on the command line.

    I spent a lot

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    AWS Experience Part 2: Accessing the Cloud
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    Hi all,

    Today I'll be write more about my experiences with Amazon Web Services. Before I continue, I'd like to provide some background information.

    I signed up for Amazon Web Services. I used the Fedora LAMP AMI to create a server instance. The main reason for choosing this AMI was its inclusion of MySQL and Apache, a nice little package indeed. I ran into a few problems at first. Because I am based in Europe, I am allowed to use only the EU-West region, and the default in the US-East region. The drop down list is rather small, and i took a couple of unsuccessful instances to figure out that this was the problem. When I say "unsuccessful instances," I mean that the nothing appeared in the browser when I copied the public DNS to the browser's address bar. I attached an EBS volume to the server instance and it was OK.

    Now for more on the command line.

    I spent a

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    AWS Experience Part 1: Setting up the Tools
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    Hi all,

    I've just been reassigned (partially) to make sense of using a MySQL database server in the cloud, namely in Amazon Web Services. I'll be blogging about my experiences. Today is part 1.

    After creating the account, I got to work. I signed up for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud 2), Simple Storage, and EBS (storage that allows for persistence). I played around with starting an instance, terminating it, etc. Then I got started with the command line tools. This is what I did.

    • I made sure that my JAVA_HOME was set correctly in my mac: I typed
      export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/
      in the terminal. Then I typed
      $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version
      to confirm that the JAVA_HOME was indeed set correctly.
    • Then I made created a .ec2 directory in my home directory. I then added my private key and X.509 certificate to this directory. I also made sure

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    AWS Experience Part 1: Setting up the Tools
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    Hi all,

    I've just been reassigned (partially) to make sense of using a MySQL database server in the cloud, namely in Amazon Web Services. I'll be blogging about my experiences. Today is part 1.

    After creating the account, I got to work. I signed up for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud 2), Simple Storage, and EBS (storage that allows for persistence). I played around with starting an instance, terminating it, etc. Then I got started with the command line tools. This is what I did.

    • I made sure that my JAVA_HOME was set correctly in my mac: I typed
      export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/
      in the terminal. Then I typed
      $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version
      to confirm that the JAVA_HOME was indeed set correctly.
    • Then I made created a .ec2 directory in my home directory. I then added my private key and X.509 certificate to this directory. I also made

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    Launching AeroSQL – a MySql web based manager built with ExtJS library
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    I’ve developed a MySql manager back in 2000 for MySql 3.23 using Borland Delphi. The software was used internally in a company. I’ve decided to switch completely to web based application development. I found ExtJS and I was amazed! … Then I thought what application to develop in order to get some ExtJS experience, so [...]
    On the Merits of Voting
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    Just before the MySQL User Conference, Dups implemented a small little feature for Planet MySQL: “voting”. We wanted to see what a voting system might mean to you, our PlanetMySQL readers.

    The question is now how to improve the voting mechanism to make it more useful. The goal is for everyone to see what you and your peers think are the best PlanetMySQL entries over a given week.

    Here are some of the options:

    1. Open up voting to everyone regardless of whether they are logged in or not. Currently you can only vote if you are logged in with a MySQL.com account. Let’s face it, a login gives a barrier to entry even as

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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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    Cost of clouds, Mosso/Slicehost vs AWS
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    Marco Tabini has a great post discussing the cost of the cloud, and the current state of affairs. He calls for a simpler cloud platform, not just in terms of cost, but ease of use and products and services that adapt to changes in the market. Though the $100/month Mosso offering is mentioned (this site is hosted on Mosso), I would like to point out the recent acquisitions by Rackspace/Mosso that make their cloud offerings even more compelling than AWS for me.

    • Slicehost : Rackspace announced the acquisition in late 2008. This allows me
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    Forums are for sissies. The next thing is Twitter
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    Once upon a time, if you had a problem with, say, Perl, you went to a forum, checked the forum rules, signed up, and asked a question, which eventually would get you an answer. Then you had a problem with MySQl, and you went to another forum, and asked a different question.

    A forum for each topic is tiresome. Someone made an improvement, and then you have forums where you can ask pretty much anything.
    But also that is not as general purpose as the concept of LazyWeb. When you need help, you just want to stand up and ask.
    Here comes






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    Using Subversion with Mosso
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    Thanks to Expandrive . You can now use Subversion (SVN) on websites hosted at Mosso . The idea of mounting a directory you’d normally ftp/sftp to, and then using SVN on it, at first seemed oddly implausible to me. But, I tried it recently, and got exactly the results I wanted. I even had the repository hosted at Unfuddle . I think this post is fairly obvious, but if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.

    Wiki Woes
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    Hi all,

    When I'm not sitting in front of a computer for work, I find myself sitting in front of a computer when I'm not working. And usually I;m messing around with something that I shouldn't have started messing around with.

    MediaWiki

    I manage the alumni site for my former military unit. I started the site in 2000, and it has grown tremendously to include 250 registered alumni. Not bad, eh? I'm constantly looking for ways to improve the site. I've had a guestbook and message board since the beginning, and I've also experimented with live chat (which wasn't so popular). I work a lot of hours for Sun, and it has become increasingly difficult to keep the site updated, especially the contact information for the 250 alumni. So I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: I'll create a wiki where members can keep their own contact information updated. I was a lot of work, but I finally got

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    Some Drupal observations
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    I had the opportunity to review a client’s production Drupal installation recently. This is a new site and traffic is just starting to pick up. Drupal is a popular LAMP stack open source CMS system using the MySQL Database.

    Unfortunately I don’t always have the chance to focus on one product when consulting, sometimes the time can be minutes to a few hours. Some observations from looking at Drupal.

    Disk footprint

    Presently, volume and content is of a low volume, but expecting to ramp up. I do however find 90% of disk volume in one table called ‘watchdog’;

    
    +--------------+--------------+--------------+-------------+--------+
    | table_schema | total_mb     | data_mb      | index_mb    | tables |
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    Site is (almost) back...
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    Sorry for the downtime of this site - until around a week ago I hosted my home page on a trusty Genesi Pegasos II system (powered by a PowerPC G4 Processor clocked at 1GHz, using Debian 4.0 PPC with 512 MB of RAM), serving these pages from my home DSL connection. Unfortunately this system provided no means of redundancy - the hard disk drive died.

    Luckily I perform frequent backups, so I moved most parts of the site to a shared hosting space now - the picture gallery is unfortunately too big to fit into the space that I have there. I'll try to move the pictures into my Flickr account instead, but this will take some time.

    Note that the primary domain name of this site is now lenzg.net - lenzg.org, (the domain

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    Using your Mac as a local web development environment.
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    My last post was for all users, technical and non. This post is for the techies who know me, and are switching. Some are coming from Windows, some from Linux, some are designers who need to do some local development. So, I’ll try to keep this post as simple as possible, and perhaps more like a tutorial, where you can “copy and paste” commands and files.
    If you’re going to be doing any kind of web development, chances are you’ll be deploying to a linux/unix server. I don’t know anything about Windows or IIS, so ignore this post if you’re looking for IIS help. I’m also assuming basic level of knowledge with how to find and edit files either via Finder, or via Terminal. For the non unix folks ~ for

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    Welcome to OS X. or Yet Another Switchers Page 2.0
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    Yet Another Switch Page 2.0

    It’s been 4 years since I switched to the Mac. A few years ago I made a page for other switchers. I’m making a new list, as a lot of my friends have finally switched themselves, or are thinking about it. Please share and add your favorite apps in the comments.

    The List
    Here is the software I use, in order of importance to myself.

  • QuickSilver: If you don’t like using the mouse, this is your friend. It’s not just an app launcher, with the power of chaining, I can create tasks in RTM , straight to iCal, Calculator, and send quick emails with text snippets
  • Terminal.App: This comes with OS

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    The Website is Down: Sales Guy vs. Web Dude
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    This video has been going around for some time now, but I think its worth the post for those that have yet to see it.

    Video Source: The Web Site is Down

    What Does the Net Mean to You?
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    Mozilla, the global community behind the Firefox web browser, has an idea that we need your help with. We want you to help make openness, participation and distributed decision-making common experiences in Internet life.

    To do this, millions of people around the world must understand, embrace and share these values. You, me, our families, our neighbor down the street, our political representatives – millions of us from every walk of life in every wired country can help to protect the Net and make it better.

    As an experiment working towards this goal, I am coordinating a program that asks people to share short (very, very short – 3 to 12 second) video statements of how the Net has changed their life. We hope that thousands of videos are made by people all over the

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    A Long, Strange Road Trip
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    « Post 3 | This is the 4th post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series

    “When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of ‘gossip.’ She held a feather pillow and said, ‘If I tear this open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That’s how it is when you spread mean things about people.’ For me, that pillow is a metaphor for Wikipedia.” — John Seigenthaler Sr.

    So the future pulled up in her shiny big metaphor and we got in. In the beginning, our road trip made sense, all well-ordered highways and wholesome roadside attractions. Somewhere along the way, we hit bat


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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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    2/3 myisam_suggest: an AutoComplete tool for MySQL fulltext indices
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    As I’ve written in my previous post “1/3 Implementing an AutoSuggest feature using MySQL fulltext indices”, it’s possible to use the MySQL/MyISAM full-text index to extract search words for an AutoSuggest feature with great performance (because the index tree is used actually). This tool, called myisam_suggest, is my first implementation of this. Download Here: myisam_suggest.c [...]
    Scaling a startup, technically and fiscally
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    Jeremy has a great post about why DHH’s article on Sharding is….dumb, i mean flawed.

    If you’re a startup, and think you’re about to experience tremendous growth, listen to Jeremy, not DHH. I’ll let Jeremy and the other tech heavy hitters handle the technical flaws with his article.

    I’m not sure about his definition of “reasonable” is, but I can’t find a single system with 128GB of RAM within my definition of “reasonable”. Secondly, the whole notion that bigger/better/faster is the solution is absurd. That’s like saying we need a bigger land fill because the one we have currently is full. Sure, that’ll work, but how do you install said

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    Tell Me How The Spark Caught Flame
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    I want you to tell me the story of how you got started with the Net.

    Tell me how your passion was sparked and why it keeps coming to full flame.

    Tell me why the Net matters to you, even after all of the long days, short nights and wrecked weekends.

    I’ve been writing my story because I need to understand why I care deeply for what the Net is and what it means.

    I want to read your story for the same reason.

    Don’t hold out on me now. I can see your data trails in my server logs: a few hundred of you trudging in from RSS subscriptions, the PHP, Mozilla and MySQL planets, Boris’

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    Woodstock Migrates to ICEfaces
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    Hey,

    Today, NetBeans Team announcing a joint effort between NetBeans and strategic partner ICEsoft to offer support for Woodstock users. With the latest ICEfaces-NetBeans Plugin, Woodstock users will be able to migrate and maintain their existing projects, and ICEfaces has provided a detailed porting guide to explain the process.

    For more details and resources, check out this News Item;

    http://www.netbeans.org/servlets/NewsItemView?newsItemID=1324

    Happy NetBeaning!


    Posted in JSF, MySQL,
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    PlanetMySQL now available in Italian as well!
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    FYI, we've now added an Italian section on Planet MySQL: http://it.planetmysql.org

    If you are a MySQL enthusiast from Italy and would like to start blogging about it in your native language, please consider submitting your feed for inclusion!

    Giuseppe just recently started blogging in Italian as well and has already added his feed there.

    PlanetMySQL now available in Italian as well!
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    FYI, we've now added an Italian section on Planet MySQL: http://it.planetmysql.org

    If you are a MySQL enthusiast from Italy and would like to start blogging about it in your native language, please consider submitting your feed for inclusion!

    Giuseppe just recently started blogging in Italian as well and has already added his feed there.

    Using Page Fragments
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    Hi all,

    Today I'd like to continue a blog series in which I highlight Web application tutorials for NetBeans 6.5. A few changes have been made to tutorials, among which is the featuring of MySQL as the database of choice.

    seventh entry in the series will cover the tutorial, "Using Page Fragments".

    In this tutorial, you use NetBeans IDE 6.5 to create an application that includes two JSF 1.2 (Woodstock) page fragment components. One fragment holds the application's logo. The second fragment holds links for navigating between the pages in the application.

    A new look to a popular tutorial. Cheers!

    --James

    Performing Inserts, Updates, and Deletes (CRUD)
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    Hi all,

    Today I'd like to continue a blog series in which I highlight Web application tutorials for NetBeans 6.5. A few changes have been made to tutorials, among which is the featuring of MySQL as the database of choice.

    This sixth entry in the series will cover the tutorial, "Performing Inserts, Updates, and Deletes (CRUD)".

    This tutorial shows you how to use NetBeans IDE 6.5 and JSF 1.2 (Woodstock) components to build a web application that can create, retrieve, update, and delete database rows. The application provides a drop-down list of master data along with a synchronized detail table. Users of the application can add to, update, and delete the records in the detail table and from its

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    Building a Tree From Database Data
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    Hi all,

    Today I'd like to continue a blog series in which I highlight Web application tutorials for NetBeans 6.5. A few changes have been made to tutorials, among which is the featuring of MySQL as the database of choice.

    This fifth entry in the series will cover the tutorial, "Building a Tree From Database Data".

    This tutorial shows you how to dynamically build a tree structure from data in a database. Using NetBeans IDE 6.5, you build a two-page application, the first page of which includes a JSF 1.2 (Woodstock) Tree component. You populate the first-level nodes in the Tree with names from a database, and the second-level nodes with the trips for that person. The trip nodes are links to a second page, which displays

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    Using Databound Components to Access a Database
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    Hi all,

    Today I'd like to continue a blog series in which I highlight Web application tutorials for NetBeans 6.5. A few changes have been made to tutorials, among which is the featuring of MySQL as the database of choice.

    This fourth entry in the series will cover the tutorial, "Using Databound Components to Access a Database".

    In this tutorial, you use NetBeans IDE 6.5 to create and deploy a web application that displays master-detail data from a database that is packaged with the IDE. In the application, you select a person from a JSF 1.2 (Woodstock) drop-down list, and the application displays a table that shows all the trip records for that person.

    MySQL is the database used in this version of

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