Okay, I have lots of notes I'd love to organize and post, but no time yet to do it. In the meantime, check out Radwin's blog for some Day #1 info.
The really short version for me is this. Excellent conference, great people, and lots to learn and play with.
I just got back from the MySQL Conference Speaker's Dinner. Good stuff. Lots of good food, drinks, and people.
I had a chance to chat with Larry, Mark, Peter, and others. Before I left, we tossed around ideas for enhancing MySQL replication.
I'm looking forward to the conference tomorrow morning. I hope the wireless is working. If so, I'll be blogging it.
I just don't know what it is.
You ever been in this situation? A bunch of events all happen within a relatively short time. They're not related (in a causal sense) but they have enough in common that it makes you wonder if someone isn't trying to tell you something.
(Sadly, I cannot elaborate on this stuff publicly for a variety of reasons...)
So I'm trying really hard to listen and make sure I heard the right stuff. But it's hard. Because it's always a guessing game. Always.
The only thing I can really relate to is the whole What Should I Do With My Life phenomenon. What I'm talking about isn't the same, but it's similar enough that I was reminded of it.
So here's my question: What do you do when it seems like the universe is trying to tell you something, but you're not quite sure what?
Anyway, I'll shut up now. I just felt like asking. Maybe I'm missing something.
Wow. I spent much of the day without phone, computer, network, etc. I was up at Inktomi (now "Yahoo! WebSearch" I think) headquarters learning about lots of cool stuff I cannot repeat with out being killed.
However, I did learn that Inktomi's search system knows, uhm... "stuff" about blogs. And I got the chance to see what some of their tools told me about my blog. Neat stuff.
The Inktomi office is located right on The Bay in Foster City, CA. I should have brought my camera. It's a nice location.
As for his 4 suggestions, I'd love to respond. Maybe I will, since I have ideas about what Yahoo should be doing in the search world. And no, they bear little resemblance to what Yahoo actually is doing. But I have about ten other things to do now, so I'll have to delay that for day or two...
My bike has been back from the shop for about five days. I haven't been for a ride yet. And the weather has been excellent.
Perhaps Wednesday. That's probably the only sane day I'll have between now and Sunday.
I spent much of today learning about Inktomi's search infrastructure. I've come to the conclusion that they've got some really cool stuff. They're clearly still in the game--from a technology point of view, at least.
Tomorrow I'm heading to up to the Inktomi offices in Foster City for more of the same. It's a lot of time but there's some good stuff to learn about.
Most of Wednesday I'll be getting my talks ready for the MySQL Conference.
Then, Thursday - Saturday I'll be at the conference.
Busy week ahead.
Ever wonder what it'd be like if the two guys from Airplane! ran the CNN web site? You know, the two Jive guys. Yeah, them.
Wonder no longer! It's right here.
Anyone played with apt on SuSE?
As a Debian convert for several years, I've really grown to hate RPMs and all they stand for. But I may be working on a SuSE machine (remotely) in the not too distant future. So I'm looking for ways to make that as painless as possible.
Anything else I should be looking at?
Okay, yesterday I complained about Daylight Savings Time. A bunch of people replied in defense of DST, which is a little odd. If you read the post, I wasn't against DST itself, I was against the switching to and from DST.
I even said: "Why don't we just set our clocks ahead one hour permanently and be done with it?"
Hmm. I guess I should have been more clear or something.
Anyway, at least now I know that several folks agree with me. :-)
Try a search for "jeremy zawodny!".
Here's another example. Try a search for "mail!".
Now, if you're bored, see what other stuff is lurking in there. Just try adding an exclamation point to the end of your queries.
Update: someone has been busy looking for more of 'em.
It's stupid. Very stupid. All it does it mess up my schedule and sleeping habits.
The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
(Source: Daylight Savings Time on WebExhibits)
Fine. Why don't we just set our clocks ahead one hour permanently and be done with it? Let's "make better use of daylight" all year.