Google Releases MySQL Tools

GoogleMysqlTools


Various tools for managing, maintaining, and improving the performance of MySQL databases, originally written by Google.

This includes:

  • mypgrep.py – a tool, similar to pgrep, for managing mysql connections
  • compact_innodb.py – compacts innodb datafiles by dumping and reloading all tables
  • patches – patches to add features to MySQL 4.0.26






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Crisis at the Summit

What is ‘Crisis at the Summit’? Well inline with Pareto 80/20, 20% of your staff (hopefully) are your ‘Clever People’ or your most talented.As I grow in maturity in thought process, it becomes quite evident that in doing business in South Africa, Management tends to push blame rather than except it. By that I mean, they point to failings of people as opposed to understanding their people and managing them. Maybe its the ‘individualism’ concept which pervades our society today, America being case and point, and the movement away from ‘Collectivism’. I’m not talking about this on the level of Government, that being that argument for ‘Democracy’ vs ‘Communism’ but rather a cultural definition of people and doing business. It is in my opinion, that Manager’s need to mark, label and identify their ‘Star Peformers’ and they need to manage them differently.



There is in indeed alot to add to this, and maybe I’ll put it into a paper sometime, but I do believe, you cannot treat your ‘Talent’ with the some traditional paradigms of old, or of those belonging to the 80% of your traditional staff.



Anyways, just need to conceptualize my thoughts into the reality of text.



I’m out….’Idealism trying to apply Realism’





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Vmware 6.0 Beta 3, Impressive!

 So I managed to get VmWare 6.0 working on my machine. An earlier version of the Beta hung my Vista for close to 5 minutes. Beta 3.0 seems to be a real gem and now includes a host of new features from:



a) Individual VM’s across multiple screens

b) Support for USB 2.0

c) Virtual Debugger which plugs into Eclipse or VS2005



Thats just to name a few. Pretty cool.



I also managed to get StrokeIt to work seamlessly on Vista; simply by totally disabling UAC.

Open Control Panel -> Search for Account -> Option will Appear to disable UAC

*done*



Back the grind of work. This week is a whole lot of old code at work….damn ASP.

Guess I’m a bit late on the bandwagon, but its interesting how ASP actually works in the background via the ASP.DLL which is basically an ISAPI filter. Microsoft has done some good eh!



Hopefully next week I’ll get back to C#.



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Productive Tools Every Geek should Have!

First and at the top of the list, is



a) StrokeIt (Mouse Gestures et al) *sadly does not work on some Vista windows due to UAC



b) Launchy/RocketDocket (whichever you prefer)

http://www.launchy.net/

http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock



c) miniMize (awesome Minimize Tools which reduces to Desktop Preview Icon)

http://aquaria.za.net/content/view/133/32/



Forget Vista 😉

Efficient, Effective and Productive!



dgb











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