In the tradition of The Hardest Thing I Have To Do Every Day, I present another micro-quote:

The hardest thing I have to do some days is to keep my mouth shut (or refrain from typing into the "comments" box on a variety of web sites and/or clicking "submit").

In related news, my inbox still looks like that. Let's see if I can keep this up.

Coming soon: A post on "knowing when to ditch the database" and a related one on "how I attack scaling problems on high-growth web sites."

Posted by jzawodn at February 23, 2007 06:26 PM

Reader Comments
# Nowayman said:

No way, man, no way
I hate to day it, but I try to stop typing now this comment but I can not I click "Post"
Excuse me, I can not resist

on February 23, 2007 07:16 PM
# Jason Alexander said:

Jeremy, check out Clear Context ( - it's the one thing that helps me maintain an empty inbox. :)

on February 23, 2007 08:51 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Too bad it requires Outlook. I'm a Thunderbird user.

on February 23, 2007 09:01 PM
# Sebastian said:

I would be very happy if you would share some examples on mysql-scaling in your blog.
You could also post some stories how you solved certain standard mysql issues, to spread the knowledge.
( if you don't want to save them for a next book ;-) )

on February 24, 2007 12:50 PM
# spo0nman said:

I only thing I cannot fail to notice is that you use windows. :(

on February 24, 2007 02:26 PM
# Bharath R said:

post on "knowing when ..." and a related one on "how I attack ..."
Wow, that'd be awesome. Looking forward to reading those posts Jeremy. Always been curious to know what the tipping point (in favor of a file systems versus a DB) typically is for various scenarios. As for scalability,no amount of discussion on that topic would suffice. Looking forward to those posts. Nice timing as well, given that Google's conference on scalability has just been scheduled.

on February 24, 2007 10:31 PM
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