twittering on 2011-04-20

Weekly tweet digest for 2011-04-17

  • I have it pretty good. #
  • Leaving sfo for downtown #
  • Greeks in SF http://flic.kr/p/9xy6bb #
  • Punch is coming http://flic.kr/p/9xAxin #
  • so much fun with @tilgovi and @mikeal last night. Now prepping for my talks. #
  • At MySQL Conference: Day 1 preview http://postgr.es/p/11g #
  • Can't wait for Bruce Momjian's MySQL Users Conf keynote debut. 9:40am #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • How much of the 5.6 performance schema and INFORMATION_SCHEMA is related to Percona Server? #mysqlconf #
  • Just gave #postgres sticker to @jaimeywb AND HE PUT IT ON HIS LAPTOP #mysqlconf #
  • Bruce tried to convince slahdot to convert to #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Downloads are estimated at 8-9 million per year #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • No one company owns Postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Slide of postgres users #postgres #mysqlconf http://t.co/n1R7EPS #
  • Bruce takes the stage #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Bruce actually on stage #mysqlconf #postgres http://t.co/CUjtpA1 #
  • Growing realization that one database does not fit all. #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Edb front and center at #mysqlconf #postgres http://t.co/9uuTJfZ #
  • In Sarah Sproehnle's talk about Hadoop #mysqlconf #
  • Talked to people in expo hall saying they came to #mysqlconf because of the postgres track #
  • In @fuzzychef's talk on data warehousing #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Why use #postgres for DW? Handles really complex queries well. (Query on screen got a wow from the crowd) #mysqlconf #
  • Transactional DDL blowing minds still. #ftw #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Shoutout to pg_loader for better COPY #dw #postgres #mysqlconf #
  • Showed sweet PL/R function to generate graphs directlybfrom the database #mysqlconf #postgres #
  • Windowing queries ftw for # of concurrent connections needed #yourewelcome #mysqlconf #postgres http://t.co/5XGStCe #
  • Shout out for @osbridge http://t.co/dJKupr0 #
  • Cross table indexes are a cool idea. #mysqlconf #
  • That was in reference to Akiban talk. #mysqlconf #
  • Akiban not looking into implementing this in postgres because our complex query handling is too good #mysqlconf #
  • Just updated the http://pdx11.org site with the slides from the Portland 100 talk. Also asked -mentoring mailing list for volunteers :) #
  • Already got 2 volunteers for website updates. Hoping for a couple more. :) #pdx11 #
  • And, now http://pdx11.org site has a PDF of the slides from the Portland 100 talk. /ht @jessevondoom #
  • In ballroom B for the #postgres BoF #mysqlconf #
  • Just facilitated another giga puddi vid viewing #
  • RT @planetpostgres: Bruce Momjian: MySQLCon Keynote Video Now Online http://postgr.es/p/11j #
  • Slides for talk #2 at #mysqlconf at 4:25pm: Own it: working with a changing open source community http://slidesha.re/dQ8rl2 #forbiz #
  • Slides for talk 1 at #mysqlconf Weds at 11:55am – Managing terabytes: When PostgreSQL gets big http://slidesha.re/h4hLWc #
  • "please don't use the conference network for bittorrent." #lulz #mysqlconf #
  • Tons of work has been done on creating free MySQL/MariaDB documentation http://kb.askmonty.org/ #mysqlconf #
  • #protip on documentation: Wikipedia crushed Encarta http://mashable.com/2009/03/30/microsoft-encarta-to-close/ #mysqlconf #
  • MariaDB: forsch or brock? #mysqlconf #
  • Mårten Mickos up on stage. Shout out to EnterpriseDB. :) #mysqlconf #
  • Oracle came to MySQL AB in November 2005 #mysqlconf #
  • lol! http://salaryshare.me/ #
  • Took a picture ofo the drizzle architecture, but phone crashed. modular design enabling rapid feature dev. -@brianaker #mysqlconf #
  • libDrizzle is BSD licensed "lawyer free" #mysqlconf #
  • "Database is an operating system we don't have to write sound drivers for." -@brianaker #mysqlconf #
  • "All our devs got hired up at other companies." #fossjobsrule #drizzle #
  • cool! there's a brew recipe for gearman #osx #mysqlconf #
  • Up to five volunteers for #pdx11 site updates :) yay for Portland software community volunteerism. #
  • someone have a VGA adapter for a macbookpro I could borrow in like 15 minutes? #mysqlconf #
  • Ooh. Got two :-) #mysqlconf #
  • in @andyparson's War Stories talk about adventures in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • Don't trust expensive hardware in datacenters #mysqlconf #
  • and @andyparsons talking about work on outside.in and just mentioned obikosh, a stealth startup out of NYC (more this summer!) #mysqlconf #
  • I/O on EC2 is massively unpredictable, but PostgreSQL + EC2 works! -@andyparsons #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in is now part of AOL's Patch and chose Postgres for PostGIS and ran in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in used Solr as a document store, not just an index of data stored elsewhere #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in started w TIGER data & put into PostGIS but had to mod data to fit hyperlocal sense of neighborhood #mysqlconf #othersideoftracks #
  • had to stop doing realtime queries on geo data at 300 requests per second :/ #mysqlconf #
  • Postgres is highly dependent on warm OS caches #mysqlconf #
  • really good operational information from @andyparsons talk on #postgres with outside.in #mysqlconf #
  • preview of obikosh architecture: postgres/mongodb/lucene data stack, pg9.0 and dedicated instances in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • About to give a talk about open source community in room H #mysqlconf #
  • Awesome chat earlier today with @devananda about checkpoints and background writer in MySQL. Thanks! #
  • Just posted my slides for two talks today at #mysqlconf http://chesnok.com/u/1C #
  • OH: "gangsta join, gangsta aggregation, gangsta duplicate elimination, gangsta everything!" #
  • Late to keynote because I got stuck in the elevator. #mysqlconf #
  • We need to offer an upgrade. #opensource #mysqlconf #
  • Drizzle and PostgreSQL are making long-term investments in code quality -Baron #mysqlconf #
  • Baron @xaprb reflected on Edward Screven's keynote last year http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2010/public/schedule/detail/12440 #mysqlconf #
  • I wish @xaprb would talk about community management as what our open source community is good at. #mysqlconf #
  • "For MySQL to thrive, we need your (Oracle's involvement in this conference. Our communities are just too different." -@xaprb YES #mysqlconf #
  • "All the big database vendors totally whiffed on the internet." -@mikeolson :) #mysqlconf #
  • Classic Innovators Dilemma problem: MySQL saw an opportunity that everyone else missed. And then owned it. -@mikeolson #mysqlconf #
  • Today's keynotes are amazing. #mysqlconf #
  • First up: causes of downtime in MySQL. leading failure: disk full, runner up: SAN failure #mysqlconf HAH #
  • unsexy way to prevent failure: CHANGE CONTROL. /cc @katemats #mysqlconf #
  • pretty pretty pictures from the data viz talk :) #mysqlconf #
  • Downtime is sexy. -@fuzzychef #mysqlconf #
  • How to not scale: 1. Be Trendy. Use Reddit to pick technology. Next project:Closure and Qt on the desktop #mysqlconf @fuzzychef #
  • How to not scale: Learn how to single-thread your programming. Lots of locks. #mysqlconf @fuzzychef #
  • How not to scale: SPoF – not matter how large an infrastructure, build in a single machine which brings down all infrastructure #mysqlconf #
  • Just got accepted for #oscon a talk entitled "Mistakes were made." Should be fun. :) #
  • Wow twitter using DL380s :-) #mysqlconf #
  • mourn not the dead is my favorite song. #
  • Heading back to Portland. Thanks, #mysqlconf #
  • Time to eat more vegetables. http://t.co/OcJjWnM #
  • Hello weekend! :) #

twittering on 2011-04-15

  • OH: "gangsta join, gangsta aggregation, gangsta duplicate elimination, gangsta everything!" #
  • Late to keynote because I got stuck in the elevator. #mysqlconf #
  • We need to offer an upgrade. #opensource #mysqlconf #
  • Drizzle and PostgreSQL are making long-term investments in code quality -Baron #mysqlconf #
  • Baron @xaprb reflected on Edward Screven's keynote last year http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2010/public/schedule/detail/12440 #mysqlconf #
  • I wish @xaprb would talk about community management as what our open source community is good at. #mysqlconf #
  • "For MySQL to thrive, we need your (Oracle's involvement in this conference. Our communities are just too different." -@xaprb YES #mysqlconf #
  • "All the big database vendors totally whiffed on the internet." -@mikeolson :) #mysqlconf #
  • Classic Innovators Dilemma problem: MySQL saw an opportunity that everyone else missed. And then owned it. -@mikeolson #mysqlconf #
  • Today's keynotes are amazing. #mysqlconf #
  • First up: causes of downtime in MySQL. leading failure: disk full, runner up: SAN failure #mysqlconf HAH #
  • unsexy way to prevent failure: CHANGE CONTROL. /cc @katemats #mysqlconf #
  • pretty pretty pictures from the data viz talk :) #mysqlconf #
  • Downtime is sexy. -@fuzzychef #mysqlconf #
  • How to not scale: 1. Be Trendy. Use Reddit to pick technology. Next project:Closure and Qt on the desktop #mysqlconf @fuzzychef #
  • How to not scale: Learn how to single-thread your programming. Lots of locks. #mysqlconf @fuzzychef #
  • How not to scale: SPoF – not matter how large an infrastructure, build in a single machine which brings down all infrastructure #mysqlconf #
  • Just got accepted for #oscon a talk entitled "Mistakes were made." Should be fun. :) #
  • Wow twitter using DL380s :-) #mysqlconf #

twittering on 2011-04-14

  • RT @planetpostgres: Bruce Momjian: MySQLCon Keynote Video Now Online http://postgr.es/p/11j #
  • Slides for talk #2 at #mysqlconf at 4:25pm: Own it: working with a changing open source community http://slidesha.re/dQ8rl2 #forbiz #
  • Slides for talk 1 at #mysqlconf Weds at 11:55am – Managing terabytes: When PostgreSQL gets big http://slidesha.re/h4hLWc #
  • "please don't use the conference network for bittorrent." #lulz #mysqlconf #
  • Tons of work has been done on creating free MySQL/MariaDB documentation http://kb.askmonty.org/ #mysqlconf #
  • #protip on documentation: Wikipedia crushed Encarta http://mashable.com/2009/03/30/microsoft-encarta-to-close/ #mysqlconf #
  • MariaDB: forsch or brock? #mysqlconf #
  • Mårten Mickos up on stage. Shout out to EnterpriseDB. :) #mysqlconf #
  • Oracle came to MySQL AB in November 2005 #mysqlconf #
  • lol! http://salaryshare.me/ #
  • Took a picture ofo the drizzle architecture, but phone crashed. modular design enabling rapid feature dev. -@brianaker #mysqlconf #
  • libDrizzle is BSD licensed "lawyer free" #mysqlconf #
  • "Database is an operating system we don't have to write sound drivers for." -@brianaker #mysqlconf #
  • "All our devs got hired up at other companies." #fossjobsrule #drizzle #
  • cool! there's a brew recipe for gearman #osx #mysqlconf #
  • Up to five volunteers for #pdx11 site updates :) yay for Portland software community volunteerism. #
  • someone have a VGA adapter for a macbookpro I could borrow in like 15 minutes? #mysqlconf #
  • Ooh. Got two :-) #mysqlconf #
  • in @andyparson's War Stories talk about adventures in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • Don't trust expensive hardware in datacenters #mysqlconf #
  • and @andyparsons talking about work on outside.in and just mentioned obikosh, a stealth startup out of NYC (more this summer!) #mysqlconf #
  • I/O on EC2 is massively unpredictable, but PostgreSQL + EC2 works! -@andyparsons #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in is now part of AOL's Patch and chose Postgres for PostGIS and ran in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in used Solr as a document store, not just an index of data stored elsewhere #mysqlconf #
  • outside.in started w TIGER data & put into PostGIS but had to mod data to fit hyperlocal sense of neighborhood #mysqlconf #othersideoftracks #
  • had to stop doing realtime queries on geo data at 300 requests per second :/ #mysqlconf #
  • Postgres is highly dependent on warm OS caches #mysqlconf #
  • really good operational information from @andyparsons talk on #postgres with outside.in #mysqlconf #
  • preview of obikosh architecture: postgres/mongodb/lucene data stack, pg9.0 and dedicated instances in the cloud #mysqlconf #
  • About to give a talk about open source community in room H #mysqlconf #
  • Awesome chat earlier today with @devananda about checkpoints and background writer in MySQL. Thanks! #
  • Just posted my slides for two talks today at #mysqlconf http://chesnok.com/u/1C #

Two talks at MySQL Conf done! Slides…

Just finished my last talk. Slides are downloadable here, and also embedded after the break.

MySQL Conf – Managing Terabytes

Own it: Working with a changing open source community

The floor show is closed, so no more booth work tomorrow. I’ve had a great time here talking with people and seeing my colleagues in the PostgreSQL and MySQL community.

Looking forward to getting some hacking time in tomorrow and enjoying an evening connecting with people instead of working on slides. :)

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twittering on 2011-04-13

At MySQL Conference: Day 1 preview

Today is the first day of regular sessions at MySQL Users Conference.

I’m particularly excited this year because we have 12 PostgreSQL talks, including a Plenary talk at 9:40am this morning about the state of PostgreSQL.

Today’s talks include Building Data Warehouses, An Introduction to PostGIS, Securing PostgreSQL from external attack, and Introduction to PostgreSQL configuration.

MySQL Users Conference is the largest open source database conference in the world. When so many changes are occurring inside the MySQL database community, our presence is critically important. Particularly that we have Bruce Momjian, Robert Haas, Jeff Davis, Josh Berkus and many others here. Thank you to everyone that’s contributing to the booth, the talks and engaging in conversations here.

We’re also having a PostgreSQL BoF this evening, in Ballroom B at 7pm! Please stop by.