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Linus on Instantiation and Armadaification
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I feel a sense of pride when I think that I was involved in the development and maintenance of what was probably the first piece of software accepted into Debian which then had and still has direct up-stream support from Microsoft. The world is a better place for having Microsoft in it. The first operating system I ever ran on an 08086-based CPU was MS-DOS 2.x. I remember how thrilled I was when we got to see how my friend’s 80286 system ran BBS software that would cause a modem to dial a local system and display the application as if it were running on a …

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Four short links: 7 June 2011
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  1. OMG Text -- a plugin for CSS framework Compass for directional text shadows. (via David Kaneda)
  2. Build a Cheap Bitcoin Mine -- some day it will be revealed that the act of generating a bitcoin token is helping the Russian mafia to crack nuclear missile launch codes and Afghan druglords built the Bitcoin system to destabilize the US dollar.
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MySAR, a Sidekick for Other Monitoring Tools
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I’m sure that most people have at least one of the tools listed in Ronald Bradford’s article: Monitoring MySQL Options. Many of these tools, such as Nagios and Cacti, also monitor the operating system. However, in the same way that a quick look at sar‘s output can give you some insight on the OS, with MySAR you can do the same for the MySQL server. This is especially useful when  it is not possible to access a monitoring tool’s graphic …

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SQL graphics
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SQL is not meant to generate graphics, for sure; but I see some cases where generating non-tabular output can be desirable, as I will show in future posts.

I’d like to explain the basics of working SQL graphics: it is actually possible to do whatever you like. How?

Coordinates system

We’ll now develop a coordinates system using SQL. By producing this, I will have proven my point that anything is possible, and will provide an additional proof of concept.

To start with generating coordinates, I’ll need a helper table: a numbers table ( …

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Kickfire: stream-processing SQL queries
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Some of you have noticed Kickfire, a new sponsor at this year’s MySQL Conference and Expo. Like Keith Murphy, I have been involved with them for a while now. This article explains the basics of how their technology is different from the current state of the art in complex queries on large amounts of data.

Kickfire is developing a MySQL appliance that combines a pluggable storage engine (for MySQL 5.1) with a new kind of chip. On the surface, the storage engine …

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A (round-about) story about Jeffry P. Bezos
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The following is what i wrote on “43people.com” about the boss. I thought it was worth keeping in my own archives, since it’s actually a story about my life as it pertains to Mr. Bezos.


Back a few years ago, I was taking some classes down in Edmonds. The one I’m thinking of in particular was on the care and feeding of unix. We were using red hat linux 6.0 or some crufty version that wasn’t so crufty at the time.

Anyway, the prof didn’t require that we buy any books, but he made some suggestions. And he also suggested that we buy them on this new …


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