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Working With a Big Mysql Database Part 1

I’ve used mysql in almost all of my database work for the last 20 years. Before the project i’m on, my biggest database would have been 20-30gb and have some tables with tens of millions of rows. No matter what the project, I could always spin up a copy of the database locally and work with it without issue. That all changed today. Today, I began working with what is to me, a very large dataset....

Starting Over - (Re)Starting a blog in 2016

I got laid off. Just shy of 5 years of working on a project that never sold enough to even cover my salary, the company decided it was time to trim some fat. That happened almost 3 weeks ago. Since then, i’ve been spending time with my family, doing some house work, exercising, and just generally not touching a computer. This morning, I had the urge to pick up my laptop and work on something....

UPDATE - Running 2 Crossover 27QDs with a 13 Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I’ve previously posted about using Crossover 27QD monitors with my MacBook Pro. At the time of writing, I was having great success with my displays and was happy to share information about how much money was to be saved by using the cheaper korean displays. If you are still on the fence about buying these displays for yourself: DON’T. After my initial post, I ran into a variety of problems, some of which I will detail here....

Running 2 Crossover 27QDs with a 13 Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I’ve had a 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display since they were announced in October of 2012. Most days, i’d sit at my desk and stare at my LG 27" LCD display, doing most of my work on the larger display while the MacBook was either sitting next to me with it’s lid closed, or i’d mostly ignore it’s display because of it’s vastly different pixel density. After a few months of working with this setup, I decided to explore my options to best make use of my laptops dual thunderbolt ports....