Monthly Archives: April 2013

Minimizing System Latency in Amazon AWS

Latency is very hard to wring out of a system once it is creeps in, which is why Internet engineers are obsessed with measuring and minimizing it. Unfortunately, the Cloud is like a flashback to the 1970s in terms of … Continue reading

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Percona Live MySQL Conference And Expo 2013

The Percona Live MySQL Conference was held once again at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Percona did a great job of organizing the show, with a good program, full exhibits area, and a few thousand attendees. Oracle even sent speakers … Continue reading

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Simulating Replication Lag on MySQL Development and Test Sandboxes

MYSQL DBAs usually try to minimize replication slave lag, but there are scenarios where you need non-zero lag. Production applications often write to a MySQL master and read from one or more slave databases. Development and Test environments (sandboxes) seldom … Continue reading

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IMUG: Computer Vision and Behavior Driven Visual Automation in L10n and i18n QA

George Betak from Yahoo! gave an excellent talk on “Computer Vision and Behavior Driven Visual Automation in L10n and i18n QA” at IMUG tonite. This is the future of QA automation. George is an interesting fellow. Besides writing cutting edge … Continue reading

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Rackspace Cloud Servers and Cloud API Review

TL;DR: Rackspace Cloud is an acceptable option for existing Rackspace dedicated or managed colo customers, or those who need an alternative to AWS (or just lots of handholding and phone support), and can be very patient for future features. Introduction … Continue reading

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