This article is a cross post from Pythian's blog Having good historial metrics monitoring in place is critical for properly operating, maintaining and troubleshooting database systems, and Percona Monitoring and Management is one of the options we recommend to our clients for this. One common concern among potential users is...

I recently stumbled upon the hyper and super keys on emacs here. What I like about this setup is that I rarely use the Function key in my day to day usage, so this is making good use of a key that's both mostly unused and conveniently located in my...

I recently broke my emacs (aquamacs) setup. Fixing it was a very good learning experience that showed me how little I knew about how it actually worked! As part of that process, I transitioned from aquamacs (a great project to which I made a small donation at some point) to...

Ok, maybe evil is too strong a word, but MySQL can certainly be deceiving. To some extent, and in some circles, MySQL still suffers from a bad reputation as a database. In fact, I have personally tried to fight that reputation in the past. However, I'll be honest and say...