May 16th, 2003


fun with MySQL

Some do not know the difference between the World Wide Web (a.k.a. applications and servers supporting the hypertext transport protocol) and the Internet (a.k.a. applications and servers supporting TCP/IP network protocols).

It is thus with great pride that I present the new term: InterWeb. It is for the great unwashed masses who couldn't be fucked to figure out the difference between a car and a road anyway.
Heh. I'm a sucker for funny analogies. I think that's why I'm enjoying all of Neal Stephenson's stuff. He's good with amusing analogies.

I bought a MySQL support contract again, since I like to support those guys, and I've had dozens of hard questions piling up to which I couldn't find answers anywhere.

I'm so glad I did.

I've gone back and forth with them all night and I feel like my head is about to explode out of excitement for all the new stuff I've learned.

And for the first time in a week or so, I'm energetic and happy. It's all about learning. Too much repetitive crap and I get into slumpy bored mode.

I have so many ideas now. I feel like I could stay up all night working on them, but I should sleep.

I'll be writing up summaries of everything later.

I just went to microwave a muffin and there was already one in there. (And here I'd thought I just ate the last one really quick...)


Microsoft has a cool API called Address Windowing Extensions which lets applications break the 3/3.5GB barrier and address up to 64GB of RAM when the OS is in PAE mode. MySQL-InnoDB supports this API on Windows.

Does anybody know if a similar API exists in any state for Linux or FreeBSD? UnixWare does.