April 11, 2003

MySQL Conference Stuff

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:22 PM

April 09, 2003

MySQL Dinner

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:10 PM

Okay, Dave. Ping me!

Yup, I'm listening now.
Posted by jzawodn at 08:17 AM

April 08, 2003

The universe is trying to tell me something...

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:59 PM

Offline most of the day

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:02 PM

April 07, 2003

Just to mess with Scoble

I should add his NetMeeting site to the Yahoo Directory when I get to work tomorrow. Maybe that'll get him to recommend Yahoo to his friends?

Probably not.

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...

Posted by jzawodn at 10:07 PM

I'm disappointed in me...

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:43 PM

Inktomi has cool technology

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:41 PM

CNN Humor

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:36 PM

SuSE and apt4rpm?

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?

Posted by jzawodn at 08:42 PM

Did nobody understand what I was saying?

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. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 07:47 PM

Y! Search Easter Egg

Try a search for "jeremy zawodny!".

Neat, huh?

It's one of the new feature: search shortcuts (more detail).

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 07:39 PM

April 06, 2003

I really hate daylight savings...

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.

Posted by jzawodn at 11:39 PM

Saturday's Soaring Pictures from Ray

Yesterday I had my first good soaring day and even took along my first real passenger (someone who wasn't a pilot already). Fellow Yahoo, Ray, sat in the back seat of the ASK-21 and took some pictures of the adventure.

Posted by jzawodn at 05:30 PM