twittering on 2009-04-07

  • @xdeadcodex i would save some for you, but you’re a bit far away. #
  • @spinnerin hook a sister up! :) #
  • @robtreat2 i think that qualifies as addiction ;) #
  • RT @Crad: @robtreat2 winning a netbook at the PostgreSQL East Conference: http://vimeo.com/4034029 #pgEast #
  • RT @endpoint: Subverting Subversion for Fun and Profit http://tr.im/innN #
  • @turoczy you can rip my fax machine from my cold dead hands! #
  • @magnushagander whatever! you europeans and your fancy technology! #
  • RT @littleidea: MapReduce MacGyver Style http://bit.ly/11h092 #bash #awk #sysadminoverloards #
  • RT @OReillyMedia: RT @osbridge: Curious about the keynote presenters at Open Source Bridge? Here are the first three: http://is.gd/r466 #
  • @missrogue the @osbridge team would love to have you present at our conference. Have you checked us out? http://opensourcebridge.org/ #
  • @missrogue I know the feeling. if it helps: one idea we were interested in was introducing/encouraging open culture in corps. have others. #
  • @webchick its always the reverse of what I expect :D #
  • annoyed at thunderbird’s default folder collation. #
  • uh oh, @osbridge may have to step up our providing for OCW hackers or @linuxplumbers might lure them away! #
  • to this end, pie is currently being baked. #
  • @portlandpieoff lemon meringue #mmmpie lemon bars may be next. #
  • @markgross don’t make me raise you fresh berry tarts! #
  • @reidab that seems like a very @osbridgebot way to approach the situation. #
  • I guess i’m going to have to eat this entire lasagna myself! #

twittering on 2009-04-06

  • completed secret project X secret item handoff. #
  • RT @postgres_totd: Set the env variable PGCONNECT_TIMEOUT (# seconds) to prevent psql from hanging from DNS lookups. 10 is a good value. #
  • it feels like summer. listening to elliot smith. #
  • thank you @reidab and @igalko for all your work today! #
  • listening to Chores. #
  • happy birthday @geekygirldawn :) #
  • trying out pgSI #

twittering on 2009-04-03

  • @spinnerin we’re headed over to huber’s. its gonna be database nerd talk, but not totally. #
  • @turoczy every time i see that, i think “warm it up kriss”. #
  • sunshine! #
  • @brady I speak at conferences for high BW communication and showing people the awesome. like user groups! or keeping chickens! ;) #
  • may not make it to beer and blog… we shall see. #

twittering on 2009-04-02

  • @kindrawoo haha @mildwail wasn’t fooled either. #
  • @WoodMike thanks so much for the great story. let me know if you’d be willing to let us share it with everyone :) #
  • @stewart c’mon, jfs is kinda sweet. #
  • @stewart i saw that you were givin’ a FS talk during perconacon. WANT DATAS #
  • @stewart you can do audience call and response… #
  • listening to ‘jem’ remix. i’d totally forgotten that their arch-rivals were the misfits. #
  • @tinaconnolly thanks :) they’re actually pink hyacinth — kinda like these: http://tr.im/i7Yu #
  • @cfisk i have the stats one. i can bring it to B&B Friday :) #
  • @tinaconnolly they are from a garden i had about 4 years ago. i really should plant some here. :) do you have a garden this year? #
  • Attempting to fix the printer. #
  • @KodinLanewave Nice. Fortunately, I’m pretty sure it’s just a wireless config issue. Self-inflicted problem. #
  • alright. printer – 1, me – 0. #
  • @nerdliness you are a genius! :) #
  • looking forward to seeing @katufte for an MVCC fireside chat.i just made up the fireside part.but we are going to drink scotch and talk MVCC #
  • @jkuramot i read something the other day that actually made me feel bad for calling you a s*ci*l m*d*a *xp*rt. #
  • RT @jchris: Erlang doesn’t need JVM but it DOES need 2 change mindsets: code should be open by default, only proprietary if no other option. #
  • @woodmike thanks so much! I love the tshirt. #
  • @spinnerin :/ what, is it lavender that’s supposed to help with nightmares? #
  • RT @lhawthorn: How to leverage your #foss experience when job hunting & tips for your resume http://tinyurl.com/d5codu #opensource #
  • plotting a lemon meringue pie to lure @sarahsharp over to my house for C hacking. will test recipe first. #
  • @gorthx fine idea! good fuel for your training :D #
  • @caseorganic will you be at beer & blog tomorrow? would like to chat! #
  • @AE3nn please! #
  • RT @osbridge: According to @woodmike, Open Source Bridge may be a little SOG-gy (And we think that’s AWESOME!) http://is.gd/qm7G #
  • RT @igalko: Open Source Bridge code and outreach sprint — Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 10am–4pm: http://calagator.org/events/1250456926 #
  • @bkuhn are you submitting a talk to @osbridge?!? #

Greg’s THREE talks at PostgreSQL Conference East

Greg Sabino Mullane will be presenting three talks at PostgreSQL Conference East this weekend in Philadelphia, at Drexel University. The talks are listed on the site, and here’s what he’ll be speaking about:

Bucardo
April 5, Sunday, 10am
Bucardo is a replication system for Postgres that uses triggers to asynchronously copy data from one server to many others (master-slave) or to exchange data between two servers (master-master). We’ll look at replication in general and where Bucardo fits in among other solutions, we’ll take a look at some of its features and use-cases, and discuss where it is going next. We’ll setup a running system along the way to demonstrate how it all works.

Monitoring Postgres with check_postgres.pl
April 4, Saturday, 2:30pm
What should you monitor? And how? We’ll look at the sort of things you should care about when watching over your Postgres databases, as well as ways to graph and analyze metadata about about your database, with a focus on the check_postgres.pl script.

The Power of psql
April 4, Saturday 10:30am
All about everyone’s favorite Postgres utility, psql, the best command-line database interface, period. We’ll cover basic and advanced usage.

I’ve seen a few of Greg’s talks — The Magic of MVCC, Cloning an elephant and a few others. He’s a great speaker and cool guy. And he’s my boss. But I’m not just saying that because he’s my boss! Really!

He doesn’t like to brag about himself, so I’m gonna help him out. He maintains DBD::Pg, check_postgres.pl, Bucardo and has had MANY patches committed to PostgreSQL. He’s also a volunteer for the PostgreSQL sysadmins team, and specifically helps maintain the git repo box. He’s a contributor to the MediaWiki project. He’s on the board of the United States PostgreSQL Association. He’s basically awesome.

If you’re gonna be there, you should check out his talks. And if you can’t make it, here’s hoping Josh Drake records the talks and shares them with us all! :)

twittering on 2009-04-01

  • @spinnerin the incredibles? the rock? the new star trek? (oh wait, not out yet) um… die hard, catch me if you can, mars attacks! #
  • just made delicious vegan chili for dinner. now with tempeh! and some biscuits courtesy of @mildwail #
  • RT @eggyknap: Query was ~470s, is now 3s. OFFSET 0 planner trick FTW. #postgresql Now hoping the family won’t all be sick again tomorrow. #
  • want your fio tests to run despite reading/writing all the data? use time_based in your config! #
  • @igalko: “Awesome Awkers” #
  • @igalko oh wait! you already had it. hmmm. “sly schemers”? #
  • @bmw my burritos say “wrap in paper towel”. don’t know where your burritos came from! #seriously #
  • @caseorganic I got the same thing :D #
  • RT @spinnerin: Getting set up for FLOSS Weekly. Listen to @selenamarie & me talking about @osbridge starting ~ 2pm at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • @ericVM thanks! :) #
  • @verso thanks a ton! i saw you were hanging out in the chatroom. awesome! #
  • @shadowsoup thanks so much! #
  • whew done with floss weekly podcast. now back to work. #
  • @BoscoWoo I’m glad you saw it! I hope i sounded ok :D #
  • hi @ericsbrain! happy to see you here :) more #perl == more win #
  • making pizza for dinner. #