twittering on 2009-04-24

  • Had a lovely evening with old friends an dinner in palo alto. Ready to sleep. #
  • @igalko you rule! Thank you for all your hard work. Sad I wasn’t in Portland with you all for the announcement . in reply to igalko #
  • @cwensel hah! We probably walked right by you 🙂 headed to Sun campus for a hackathon tomorrow. in reply to cwensel #
  • @Turoczy I think we can have them Wednesday 🙂 #
  • @magnushagander thanks for the heads up 😀 #
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: New Features in Postgres 8.4 ( — i wrote it! #
  • at drizzle developer day! #
  • glad to hear that craigslist doesn’t think an event scheduler belongs in the database either 🙂 #
  • thinking that drizzle should look at the logging mechanism in postgres #
  • @magnushagader the one we have, but what do you want? have you started a wiki page for wishes? 🙂 #
  • @magnushagander that is a really good idea. WIKIFY PLS. #
  • @br3nda !!! really? /me looks forward to little @br3nda clone(s) #
  • @robtreat2 meh. why reimplement cron? #
  • @eggyknap +1 🙂 #

twittering on 2009-04-22

twittering on 2009-04-21

  • @sumwan congrats! #
  • jealously observing @reidab working design magic on slides. #
  • getting grossed out by oracle MVCC implementation details with @katufte #
  • packing. #
  • held neighbor’s adorable chicken yesterday. want. #
  • Wow. Everyone is flying to Disneyland this morning. #
  • @grigs it’s a free country! And I still am chicken-free. At least for now. #
  • RT @Etsy: Join at 3pm EDT for an online discussion: the future of Etsy search. Participants will be given testing access #
  • Buy @missrogue’s Whuffie Factor through this link, + kickback goes tonon-profit Open Source Bridge Conference. #
  • @ke4qqq we have people nearby! please send email to #
  • attending a mysql performance talk 🙂 #
  • @stewartsmith i’m in mysqlcamp over in the hotel. #
  • quote: “Because it’s almost always an IO issue ( most of the time anyway )” #mysqlcamp #
  • slides from this performance talk: #mysqlcamp #
  • now learning about xtradb, an innodb drop-in replacement #mysqlcon #
  • it appears that innodb implements MVCC the same way that oracle does, with external rollback segments #mysqlcamp #
  • At @brianaker’s drizzle talk #
  • Filter your streaming replication 🙂 #drizzle #mysqlcon #
  • @gorthx is a patch making machine today! 🙂 #
  • @bytebot i will! thank you so much 🙂 robert made sure I was coming to the BoF already. and we recruited a few locals too! #
  • feeling a little sad about missing the @osbridge town hall, tonight, 7pm, @cubespacepdx #

Off to MySQL Con

I’m presenting a 25-minute talk on “Thinking about Performance” on Wednesday, around 5:25p at the Percona Performance Conference. My plan is to talk about performance testing and how to go about useful optimizations. This will be in the context of the PostgreSQL Performance Pad testing, and the performance-focused talks Mark Wong has been giving at Portland State University. Stop by if you get the chance – and you’re in San Jose! It’s free.

Robert Treat will be giving a talk on PostgreSQL at 11:15am that should be good, and we’re having a BoF during MySQL Con at 7:30pm. Quite a bit of Postgres-focused content at MySQL Con on Wednesday 🙂

I’m sad that I’ll be missing the Open Source Bridge Town Hall tomorrow night, but you should go! 🙂

twittering on 2009-04-20

  • RT @Mark_Antony: Environment is finally right for PostgreSQL ascendancy! #
  • @leandrod I think people will seriously consider Postgres. #
  • @leandrod yes, and to have a say in the community and development process. #
  • @stewartsmith i’ll buy you a drink 🙂 #
  • RT @brianaker: No porting to AIX! #
  • @poopmcpooperson there’s a bit of consciousness raising happening today 🙂 happy to help with migrations! #
  • great link @Mark_Antony great analysis of what it all means for Free Software #
  • @jdub i’d say partnership 🙂 #
  • @ahockley sort of already are if you’re using innodb 😉 #
  • @mherrick66 fantastic news! shows that you’re doing things right to encourage contribution/community. #
  • best wishes to @jnyp32 and @adamd! 🙂 #
  • RT @ryansnyder: @donpdonp Ice Condor featured as a Best New Mashup today at ProgrammableWeb – #
  • RT @snaga:Back to 2005,Josh’s article gave me insights why we use community-based opensource. #postgresql #mysql #
  • happy b-day @schwern 🙂 #
  • RT @znmeb: Researchers: Databases still beat Google’s MapReduce (stonebreaker: original dev of Postgres) #postgres #sql #
  • @kscaldef heh. you should join our !mvcc happy hour next thurs. we’re going to discuss papers. #
  • @jkuramot yes, there’s some discussion happening 😉 #
  • At #MySQLCon this week? We’re having a #Postgres BoF on Wednesday, 7:30pm #
  • @gobansaor just echoing others: #Sun doesn’t contribute much to #postgres. last prominent Pg contributor left last month (peter). #
  • @gobansaor jignesh shah is still there, but few others are vocal, active. #
  • @grigs *blush* lol bring on the migrations! #
  • @dkeskar want to have a BarCamp session? also, PDXPUG. will start a wiki page of resources and post later. #
  • RT @Crad: <3 default config options in 8.4. No more –enable-integer-datetimes, customizable block and segment sizes are neat too! #postgres #
  • any pdx tweeps want to meet for lunch in NE for database gossiping? probably 12:30pm #
  • @Theory 5th quadrant lompoc? #
  • pdx peeps: database gossip tweetup @ 5th quadrant lompoc, 12:30pm (have 4 ppl so far, lemme know if you’re coming) #
  • heading out to database gossip tweetup #
  • At Lompoc! #
  • great lunch with @donpdonp, @igalko, @gorthx, @jmelesky, @Theory, @manimal. database gossip FTW! #
  • @verso now i have the magnetic fields stuck in my head. which, isn’t so bad 🙂 #

twittering on 2009-04-17