Blog: Baron Schwartz (xaprb)

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Meditation: Captive vs Directed Attention
I wrote previously about meditation, and in a subsequent post I wrote about the meditative qualities I found in writing cursive. As my medit...
05-08-2017 20:52:29 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Hitler Reacts to Removal of MySQL's Query Cache
The removal of the query cache in MySQL 8.0 improves user experience and has been celebrated by many members of the MySQL community. With th...
11-07-2017 03:58:05 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Heavier-Than-Air Flight Is Impossible
When I was a child, my parents put a page from a newspaper on our refrigerator door. I remember it as a yellowed, faded piece of paper that ...
05-06-2017 00:42:17 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
How To Write Exciting Conference Proposals
Most conference proposals are too boring, even when the speakers and topics are great. This is a pity. I think something about the process o...
28-05-2017 22:18:22 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) are so over-hyped today that I usually don't talk about them. But there are real an...
26-05-2017 18:36:55 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Analyzing Changing Workloads with the USL
Production servers often have much more dynamic, complex workload and behaviors than you might be accustomed to seeing, because most monitor...
10-04-2017 02:53:07 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
A couple of years ago, during a time of crisis in my company, I realized I'd created a mess. But the scariest thing was I didn't know what I...
04-04-2017 07:33:48 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Defining Moments in Database History
I've been privileged to be intimately involved with one defining set of technology shifts in the mid-2000s, which ultimately created both a ...
20-03-2017 03:50:59 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Writing Kindly
It makes me a bit uncomfortable when people say I'm a good person, because sometimes I'm actually a jerk! Thankfully, I've found that gentle...
04-03-2017 20:03:02 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL
Charlottesville Coffee Roasters
One of the things I appreciate about living in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia is the abundance of artisanal products that are high-qual...
26-02-2017 21:27:14 Baron Schwartz (xaprb) MySQL

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