Tectonic have just announced the release of a print version. I wrote an article (in November or so, so hopefully not too out of date!) on MySQL that might be in it. But even if not, no reason not to drop everything and subscribe now! First two issues are free. Well done Alastair and Jason,… Continue reading Tectonic releasing print version
Looks like Google are now redirecting South African’s who try to get to google.com to google.co.za. First impressions are a little laughable – you can now use Google in Afrikaans, isiZulu, Sesotho and of course Xhousea. For those international readers who don’t know, Xhousea is one of the most widespread South African languages, equivalent to… Continue reading google.com redirecting to google.co.za
My silence has been deafening regarding Jacque’s post, so it’s time I give some sort of response! He has a nice screenshot of an IOL error page captured for all eternity. Damn, and we hoped no-one ever noticed… I’ve never seen that specific one before, and no-one here reported an error like that, but it… Continue reading Error Error
Well, at least according to an article in today’s ITWeb newsletter. Reading a bit more carefully it’s actually said by one Vic Gundotra, GM for platform strategy at Microsoft. It’s hard to tell though, as ITWeb does a good job with their press-release articles. I’m not sure why I get annoyed at things like this.… Continue reading Open Source’s days are numbered
My site, greenman.co.za and a few others should be moving shortly (and no, it’s not due to the vast amounts of traffic I’m getting!) Top of the list is Circular Systems, who look like they have some good deals. If the site goes down, you know who to blame. Main reasons for the choice are… Continue reading Moving to Circular Systems
I finally took a look at MySQL Administrator earlier this month. It proved a good excuse for an article, and you can read it here.
Hooray, my first comment spam. I use b2evolution as an engine, and it comes with a handy antispam feature, maintained by the community, but it was only a matter of time before one slipped through. I’ve decided to keep the comment as a memento to this auspicious day; you can read it here.
I’ve been closely monitoring the Google ads on my page to see how well contextualised they are. They’ve mostly been blog ads, so to try and skew the weightings a bit and get something more useful I changed Ian Gilfillan’s blog to Ian Gilfillan’s web log (this posting probably undoes all the good work!). That… Continue reading Google and Reagan’s beautiful funeral
Sadly not because of any extensive benchmarking. There are two main reasons we’ve made the decision to go with Gentoo Linux. our sysadmin couldn’t get FreeBSD installed on the 6GB dual Xeon servers. Apparently not all the drivers for the hardware are available yet. with our main database server in torrid shape, we need to… Continue reading Linux wins out over FreeBSD for our MySQL servers
I’ve added Google ads and the Google search bar to my site, more out of interest than in expectation of a vast revenue stream. The process was remarkably easy – it’s good to have a pleasant surprise technology-wise for a change. The search bar doesn’t yet search the greenman domain properly, as Google still have… Continue reading Google Ads and Search