Monthly Archives: April 2018

RedisConf 2018

I attended RedisConf 2018 on Thursday at Pier 27 (The James R. Herman Cruise Terminal) in SF. Just like 2017, the talks were extremely high-quality and imaginative – I wished I could see all of the tracks. The Herman Center … Continue reading

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Percona Live 2018 Conference

I attended the Percona Live 2018 database conference in Santa Clara again. As always, the conference was very well-organized and had great talks. For 2018, Percona attempted to make it more affordable, with prices in the $600 range. Much appreciated! … Continue reading

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Southwest Flight 1380 Accident and Likely Changes

As a commercially-rated airplane pilot who’s read over 2,000 accident reports, I followed the Southwest Flight 1380 fatal uncontained engine explosion closely. Executive Summary: The FAA failed in it’s oversight responsibility of airline engine maintenance in two cases: The rotating … Continue reading

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Hiller Aviation Museum 2018

I spent the afternoon at the amazing Hiller Aviation Museum at San Carlos Airport (SQL). The museum is a real gem, with compact (3 hours to see everything) but nice exhibits in the areas of: 1) Hiller helicopters 2) flying … Continue reading

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