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Off on a jolly^W important conference
As part of my penance (and my sins must have been many), I look after the perl we ship in Solaris (yes, I admit it, it's my fault - whatever it is). However along with the heavy responsibility comes the opportunity to go off on various high flying ...
13-Sep-2004
15:01:01
22
MySQL - is there no end to my pain?
I've been doing all my MySQL development on an Opteron box running Solaris 10, but the production machine is an Ultra 60, and therefore sparc architecture. Having got everything ready to roll out, I set to to build MySQL on the U60 - a simple job, or so ...
18-Aug-2004
15:56:18
23
MySQL bites my ass... again.
Having got all my data shovelled into MySQL, I foolishly decided that I'd like some of it back. I'd carefully normalised all my tables, so in order to retrieve it I needed to join across several tables plus I needed some subqueries in the select field ...
11-Aug-2004
14:30:00
24
Elbonian database technology, part II
cp kindly commented on my last post regarding Open Source databases, and suggested two others I should go look at, SapDB/MaxDB and Firebird. I looked at MaxDB, and it is a re-branded and enhanced version of SAP DB, SAP AG's open source database. It has ...
26-Jul-2004
07:20:47
25
Elbonian database technology
The project I'm currently working on requires a database, and although I'm personally happy to use Oracle, the code I'm writing will probably be used elsewhere by other people, so I needed to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. Most of the ...
23-Jul-2004
08:06:25
26
Virgin on the ridiculous
I went down to Watford yesterday to meet up with Danese Cooper who was giving talks on both Open Source within Sun and Blogging. I didn't fancy driving the 7-8 hour round trip, so I decided to go by train. The first shock was the price - 187 Pounds ...
16-Jul-2004
02:24:36
27
Perl 5.8.4 lands in Solaris 10
********* This mail is automatically generated ******* Your putback for the following fix(es) is complete: 5040539 Perl 5.8.4 should be integrated into S10 4915255 perl tries to force -xc99=%none on embed clients 5059815 Perl should have ...
12-Jun-2004
10:50:10
28
Ooof, I've been TimBrayed...
Tim Bray mentioned my post with the pictures of the bluebells over on his blog, and my number of visitors have shot through the roof, more than twice what I normally get and the day isn't even finished yet - a kind of one-man slashdot effect :-)
07-Jun-2004
06:43:14
29
Open Source Solaris
Excerpt from http://www.infoworld...
01-May-2004
10:13:11
30
It seems The Register reads Planet Sun too...
It seems the staff of The Register read PlanetSun.org as well - they've quoted Geoff Arnold's blog entry on the momentous Sun/Microsoft rapprochement in this article. Odd, seeing as though Andrew Orlowski, the author of The Register article has ...
06-Apr-2004
07:32:33
31
Sun weblog aggregator
I was looking through my web server stats for today (with http://awstats.sourc...
02-Apr-2004
12:36:11
32
Flag day
I've just completed the integration of perl 5.8.3 into Solaris 10. This probably doesn't mean very much to most people who read this site, but it sure means a lot to me :-)
04-Feb-2004
09:36:40