Monthly Archives: December 2007

Commodity Hardware (Disk and the Performance Myth)

I have been out on several client sites over the last 3-4 months and the one thing that I see time and time again is the proliferation of commodity hardware. Not only are smaller servers popping up all over the … Continue reading

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DataWarehousing and Innodb PK

A quick note for the future here… I was out on a gig last week that is doing lots of data warehousing. Currently all of their tables are innodb based. Their fact table is growing rapidly, and is suffering from … Continue reading

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I Am Legend Falls Short

Well I was excited.  Always a fan of Omega Man, I looked forward to the release of I am Legend.  I got to the first showing yesterday with very high expectations.  All I can say is wow am I really … Continue reading

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Interesting Find – Single Quotes & Ruby

Had a client that was using active records with their large rails application.  I was brought into look at performance and  to make sure things were setup properly.  Immediately I noticed several queries floating up in the slow query log.  … Continue reading

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