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End of School with Linux; Ubuntu 9.04 Released

OCLUG (The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group) is putting on an event called—you guessed it—End of School with Linux. This is happening on April 28, 2009 starting at 11am at the University of Ottawa in the SITE building, room C0136. The purpose of the event is to help people with their Linux systems, install Linux, fix issues, and just generally help out in the community. Your humble blogger will be there, manning the booth from 1200-1600, so come on down. And tell a friend, too.

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Yes, We Have No Log Buffer Today

I’m sorry to have to tell you, dear Log Buffer readers, but you’ll have to go without your fix of database blogs today. Your humble Log Buffer coordinator was too busy to take it all in this week (and “all” is an awful lot these days, have you noticed?).

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Australia — Helping Victims of Victorian Bushfire

I apologize for off-topic on this blog but I think it’s important…Victoria experienced unprecedented bushfire this month taking lives of almost 180 (the list is growing) people and leaving thousands without homes. This disaster left tears on everyone’s faces even outside of Australia. If you would like to show the compassion and provide some help there are few ways. One of them is to contribute to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal 2009. You don’t have to be in Australia to do that — you just need to have a big heart and few bucks to share.

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Gerry: A Year in Retrospect

This post is more of a personal note than most on the Pythian blog, but over the holidays, I couldn’t help thinking about my turbulent last year.

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And We’re Back!

Sorry for the outage, everyone. We’re looking into the causes of the downtime (and sponging the sweat off our keyboards), but for now we’re happy just to be back. Stay tuned for a real blog article soon.

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Liberty Medal Awarded to Gorbachev

Interesting results you can see from some low quality news aggregators Looking at this page you might think that I’m awarded with the Liberty Medal. I’ve got this link while browsing the search results for RAC Attack. I guess should ask my granddad to pass my best wishes to Mr. George H.W. Bush.

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MS Windows Vista Tips for Administrators

I found myself, as a fresh member of The Pythian Group, losing precious moments just to change a few standard administrative settings on my new laptop with Microsoft Windows Vista. Having found the answers, I’m sharing them with you so that you can save some time, or spend it more pleasurably out in the summer.

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dbWatch News

Seems I have turned into a bit of a news source. dbWatch Software sent me a news release on their dbWatch monitoring platform, which looks like it might be an interesting product for those who work in a heterogeneous database environment. Here’s the release.

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Thank You!

I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the survey that Mark Schoonover and I created. My endless thanks goes to Mark who did a lot of work on this. The results will be coming out in the Summer issue of MySQL Magazine which will be online July the 15th. I am putting together the articles now and it looks like it’s going to be a great one!

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Emacs Keybindings in Bash

With Bash, or any other shell that uses the GNU readline library, you can use the following Emacs-like key-chords to make your life better. The point of this (as with so many things sysadmins and programmers do) is to save you effort, viz. typing. These aren’t all of them; they’re the ones I use…

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