Category Archives: Server Tuning

Unintentional Googlewhack Leads to MySQL Bug Report

While doing a standard audit for a new client, store emergency endocrinologist I used the documentation at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/server-system-variables.html

and found that innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit is a dynamic variable. I was surprised, because most operations dealing with file sizes and operations …

Neighborhoods and Communities

While doing a standard audit for a new client, store emergency endocrinologist I used the documentation at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/server-system-variables.html

and found that innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit is a dynamic variable. I was surprised, because most operations dealing with file sizes and operations …
While doing a standard audit for a new client, emergency endocrinologist I used the documentation at

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/server-system-variables.html

and found that innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit is a dynamic variable. I was surprised, because most operations dealing with file sizes and operations …
Recently I acquired Sesame Street Volume 1, diagnosis and on the third DVD in the set I came across one of my favorite Sesame Street songs: “Who are the people in your neighborhood?”

Here’s a sample of one such skit, if you are not familiar with it, or if you want …

Simple MySQL Proxy Failover

mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …

Does MySQL Send Passwords In the Clear?

mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …

Hating MySQL for the Wrong Reason

mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …
mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …
In Spotting the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, ed Frank Mash writes about a specific person who is spreading fear, online uncertainty and doubt about MySQL.

Now, this always gets me, especially with MySQL. For how long will MySQL be the bastard stepchild of the database world? Because really, it’s been a …

Saying What You Mean

mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …
mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …
In Spotting the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, ed Frank Mash writes about a specific person who is spreading fear, online uncertainty and doubt about MySQL.

Now, this always gets me, especially with MySQL. For how long will MySQL be the bastard stepchild of the database world? Because really, it’s been a …

mysql-proxy defaults to round-robin load balancing. There are fancy tricks around to get mysql-proxy to balance connections based on how many idle connections there are in a proxy-based connection pool.

But there is no code that I found that would simply load balance based on “always go to …
I was asked this question recently, approved and I thought it was a great little tidbit of knowledge to pass along. The short answer is “no”. The slightly longer answer was written up by Jan Kneschke when dealing with a forum post about proxy + connection pooling.

From http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?146,169265,169700

The clear-text …
In Spotting the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, ed Frank Mash writes about a specific person who is spreading fear, online uncertainty and doubt about MySQL.

Now, this always gets me, especially with MySQL. For how long will MySQL be the bastard stepchild of the database world? Because really, it’s been a …

Ah, tadalafil client environment. One client has us using a login that is not exclusive to us. I prefer using bash; the client is set to use zsh. This is not a problem in and of itself.

However, there is a section …

Pop Quiz: MySQL Password Hashing

The answers to the last pop quiz are up: http://www.pythian.com/blogs/868/pop-quiz-mysql-cluster

So here’s another pop quiz. Given the following:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 16450949 to server version: 4.1.14-standard-log

Type ‘help;’ or ‘h’ for help. Type ‘c’ to clear the buffer.

mysql> …

Pop Quiz: MySQL Cluster

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]

This is the first place I am announcing this: The Pythian Group has made me a Team Lead. I am extremely honored and somewhat humbled by this, angina and I am determined to do a good job. I started officially on Monday, March 3rd, and my first week went pretty well.
On […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]

This is the first place I am announcing this: The Pythian Group has made me a Team Lead. I am extremely honored and somewhat humbled by this, angina and I am determined to do a good job. I started officially on Monday, March 3rd, and my first week went pretty well.
On […]

If you have a 12-server MySQL Cluster with:
1 Management Node
3 SQL Nodes
2 Data Node Groups, apoplexy 4 Data Nodes per group
And each machine is configured to allocate 1G of memory for its function, hygiene how much data (data + indexes) can you store in total in your cluster?
You can guess, but you get bonus points if you […]

Automating To Save Time

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]

This is the first place I am announcing this: The Pythian Group has made me a Team Lead. I am extremely honored and somewhat humbled by this, angina and I am determined to do a good job. I started officially on Monday, March 3rd, and my first week went pretty well.
On […]

Why is Database Security So Hard?

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pllolcode/
Do I really need to say more?

The slides for today’s presentation at Shmoocon are here:

http://technocation.org/files/doc/2008_02_SecuringDBs.pdf

Just a note so folks at the conference can download them whenever they want. Folks not at the conference can, capsule too but the slides don’t give away the whole talk so I don’t know how useful they’re going to be…..

In summary:
Who: you, tablets MySQL/Sun
What: MySQL User Group with free swag, syringe food, and a short workshop to boot.
When: 7-9 pm, Monday March 10th
Where: MIT Building E-51, room 372
Why: why the heck not! Because Sun just bought MySQL, and because there’s a user group each month.
How: RSVP optional but requested […]

Well, pestilence in the “notes from the front line” part of this post….
I have been a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group for three months (and 2 days) now. At most companies that is the probationary period, this and I am still here, so that is a good sign…..
So, after three months, how do I like […]

On Monday, viagra March 10th, ed Sun makes a stop in Boston on its world tour of “Mashup Meetups”.
If you can’t make it in person, ailment join us on the live ustream videocast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oursql-the-mysql-database-videocast
Currently there’s a promo for your viewing pleasure at (see “Video Clips”). I am very excited about this new videocast for the […]

This is a public service announcement, online some people might be confused as to why systems were “dead” for an hour, hospital and show no activity/sales/whatever.
This Sunday, March 9th, most locales in Canada and the US start to “save daylight” by “springing ahead” […]

Open Source means that the source code is open. There are many inferences that can be made from this, approved but in the end, more about all it means is that you can read the source code as well as use the binaries.
I am not a developer. I fully […]

I was recently asked a question by someone who had attended my Shmoocon talk entitled “Why are Databases So Hard to Secure?”. PDF slides are available (1.34 Mb). I was going to put this into a more formal structure, and but the conversational nature works really well. I would love to see comments […]