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timezones and when you get mail

It’s very weird having mail arrive at different times… e.g. when in the US, it’s less likely for some peolpe to mail you in the middle of the night US time.

Back home… common to get response between local time 2-5am… which is rather not 2-5am their local time.

But my habit of pulling mail in the morning after having done so late at night…. hard to break.

Coopers at Qantas Club International lounge in Melbourne

This is great news - a beer that everybody knows is vegan is right there (see, even photographic proof). Now if only it wasn’t 10:50am….

My 2nd book is available! (MySQL 5.1 Cluster DBA Certification Study Guide)

Neither of the books I’ve been an author of has been just me. For Practical MythTV (Christmas is coming, buy it for all your TV and tech loving friends!), Michael Still and I worked hard to get a well rounded and practical (not to mention good) book. I think we succeeded - certainly has gotten positive reviews (check the amazon page).

For my second endeavor (just to make it fun, I was working on both at the same time) we have a much longer list of authors. The aim was to write a study guide for those wishing to be certified in MySQL Cluster. Being a developer with a fair bit of knowledge in the product (and somebody who also presents and writes) - I was a natural …

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Jetlag (and recovering from it)

I am very good at just staying up late to adjust to a timezone. I can do this fairly reliably. Going to the US and Europe can be done by this method (rather well). Coming back is another story though. Going to sleep at an earlier time (for me) doesn’t come easy. Grr…

In Tokyo for the MySQL User Conference Japan

Arrived early morning, not much sleep, took forever to get to hotel and then had to wait for room (double not happy), got some work done in the office and am now in desperate need of sleep before a way too early start.

Rusty on floating point (and keeping neat code)

Rusty talks about the “fun” of floating point and how this all ties into Wesnoth.

Platform consistency is certainly a good thing - so I’m guessing the attack_prediction code isn’t run by each node in a network game in a way where machines could disagree on the outcome.

This does however bring up an interesting thing. What if, in the future, it was going to be on a per-node basis and people wanted it to be consistent. How do you warn that this isn’t the case (to somebody who is really just reading the docs on this function)?

Is it easy (or is there even a good way) to separate code that’s on one machine versus every one? In NDB we have some protocols where some things are done on a master and others on the slaves (and sometimes, when we go back to refactor the code, we move …

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totally quivering over phpBMS


Basically I want something to generate invoices for me. This should greatly help in a bunch of things - namely not being a retard and fucking it up every month.

Primarily I want to just be able to *not* have a whole bunch of spreadsheet files (one for each month of work plus one for each months expenses) and actually have something that works and takes a lot of the pain away for me.

Then I can do queries to fill out stuff for the tax office.

I think phpBMS fufills this for me. In fact, I’m very much inclined to migrate to it right now.

It stores all its data in a MySQL Database (which is nice, as I use that - and like it). It also means I can do arbitrary queries (in fact, the queries it does are viewable via the Web UI - funky!)

It’s even buzzword compliant with AJAX.

Solidarity brother!

nipple chips and other such python fun.

adnarim_abroad making me homesick

adnarim_abroad: I know it’s controversial to say, but i’

I now want to be bumming around Melbourne city during the games. My house is 2mins walk from a  train station that’s less than 30mins to the middle of town. But never spend enough time there.

It’ll be good to get home.

Although i think the tired and hungover thing isn’t helping.

OpenOffice.org2 frustrates me like paper cuts

Possibly Ubuntu’s fault too for shipping the not-latest un-bugfixed release. But either way, it’s really annoying seeing the “Document Recovery” screen more than the edit text widget.

Copy and Paste slides in Impress is not flakey - it’s damn right crushed to pieces. Occationally it does something useful - like paste and not crash.

update: yes, i am just using it to put together presentations for our upcoming devconf - as well as the user conference. Why these things are so hard to do is beyond me. A simple app that didn’t crash *cough* magicpoint *cough* is looking rather superior at the moment.

update part 2: yes, the title changed. arguably i like this one better. although adding “right under the fingernail” is tempting

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