Monthly Archives October 2005

mysql argh

Fun MySQL problems at work today. An application update introduced a handful of regularly-run but poorly optimized queries — full table scans, temporary tables, the works — on a box that was already pretty heavily taxed. The end result was a run queue of 20-60 when things were bad, alternating with inexplicable periods of idleness. […]

silly pet talk

MetaChat participants confess about the things they say to their pets. Mine’s in there somewhere. What about you folks?