Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Galera clustering in MySQL

Once in a while an enterprise class product mutates to become even more efficient at what it delivers. This has been the case with mySQL which has seen quite a few developments in the past few years.

Monday, October 17, 2011

the Oneiric Ocelot is here

It's been a while since I blogged. I have been down with a bout of fever and catching up on my health. After I got back on the WWW, it was nice to hear that the latest version of Ubuntu is now out. It has this weird name - Oneiric Ocelot. I think Canonical is going overboard in trying to be unique in their naming conventions, to the point that not only are they unpronounceable, but they do not register in an average human's mind too. So much for all the marketing research that's been carried out till now.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

an open source photography toolkit

I look curiously at an agenda at a photography workshop in Pune. An hour devoted to the powers of Adobe's software suite for manipulating photographs. Photoshop. Lightroom. And what not. Being the perennial pauper that I am and with my faith in open source, I decide. I need to explore what my open source toolkit needs to be to work with my photographs.