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...

Lately I've been playing around with mongodb, specifically with the idea of having a script to summarize data that could be useful to have when troubleshooting, in a way like Percona Toolkit's pt-mysql-summary works for MySQL. Unrelated to this, I have been using org-mode to, well, organize my work, for...

After years of service, my wordpress installation was compromised sometime last week, with all php files replaced by a link to some external site. I estimate losses on my part to about $.01, but the impact on my reputation may be more difficult to quantify! I was meaning to migrate...

There's an interesting post over at Olery's blog about a successful migration story from using MySQL/MongoDB to PostgreSQL as the persistence layer for applications that, however, lists a couple of cons of using MySQL that I personally think are no longer valid complaints (or at least not as big as they...