Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bali Exhibit at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting a Bali art exhibit from Feb. 25 through September 11, 2011 titled “Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance.” We don’t hear much about Indonesia in the USA aside from natural disasters, but … Continue reading

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Percona Live MySQL Conference in San Francisco

I attended the Percona Live 1-day MySQL Conference in San Francisco, held in the historic and beautiful Bently Reserve building on Battery Street. The main focus of presentations was on the performance and manageability of MySQL 5.1 and 5.5. Percona … Continue reading

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ACCU Meeting: A Tour of a Modern Search Engine with Hugh Williams

Tonite at ACCU in Mountain View, Hugh Williams talked about “A Tour of a Modern Search Engine.” Dr. Hugh Williams has spent the past sixteen years researching and developing search engines and web services. He is presently the Vice President … Continue reading

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Excel Macro for Highlighting Rows

I get a lot of client data in Excel format, including email lists and translations. These simple macros help when proof-reading spreadsheets on wide monitors (tested on Excel 2004 for Mac): Hilite every other row in a worksheet: Select range … Continue reading

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Multihit Analysis in QA and Data Mining with MySQL

Often in data mining and QA, there are additional reporting requirements for items having multiple events. Here is one solution using MySQL to the following problem: “For tuples (id, sn, dt) containing non-unique serial number and date values, list all … Continue reading

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