Category Archives: San Jose Bay Area

Percona Live MySQL Conference 2017

Percona Live 2017 was again a well-organized and well-attended Open Source database conference this year in Santa Clara. Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO, Percona Each year a different conference theme emerges. This year I would say it was timeseries databases, … Continue reading

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Retro: GeoCities Cage Photos [1999]

I had a chance to see the GeoCities Exodus 1 cage in 2000 when I was at eBay Payments. It used LaCie JBOD stacked to the ceiling as storage devices, and a 3′ diameter floor fan to move the hot … Continue reading

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John Collins “The Paper Airplane Guy”

CNN linked to a video of John Collins, “The Paper Airplane Guy.” John holds the world-record for paper airplane distance throwing. I had a chance to see John live recently when he gave a lecture and demo at my office … Continue reading

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Superbowl 50

I watched Superbowl 50 in Sunnyvale – a nice spring-like day with blue skies. Got a bonus show: I was just going inside as the Blue Angels did a low-altitude formation flyover, followed by a couple solo approaches, toward Levi’s … Continue reading

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TAP Plastics Mountain View

Although I’ve walked by TAP Plastics on Castro St. in Mountain View a hundred times, today was the first time I went inside. Their motto “the fantastic plastic place” is accurate. They have specialized in plastics sales since 1952 and … Continue reading

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