penguin mints

Big installfest this weekend. It was fun, but I didn’t really get any of the other things I needed to do done.

I think I’ll hang this cartoon up in the computer room at work today, just to see how long it lasts.

In this interesting interview at, the author of MySQL and mSQL talks about some of the advantages the open sourced engines have over commercial products, and offers some tricks and tips. The book is solid, especially if you’re an SQL newbie.

(The especially observant will note that I’m now an Amazon affiliate. I’m not expecting to get rich or anything, but that contract work didn’t work out [too much work from them, too little time from me], so I’m working on saving up some money for better hosting. Expect some Epinions in the near future.)

Last week, I introduced a productivity virus at work. So, this short summary of the 16 types should be interesting to some people there.

A nice short article about slime mold research, including a (very) short justification of why people are studying such an odd organism.

Well, I’ve still got some backlog, but it’s getting rather late, and I’ve got some other work to do, so I’m going to stop here. More tomorrow!