An unexpected result from the PHP manual: odbc_setoption()

A few days ago in IRC, Johannes quoted the odbc_setoption() documentation. The quoted awesomeness speaks for itself so here’s a snippet from the odbc_setoption() PHP manual page: “However, if on a particular job it can make PHP work so your boss doesn’t tell you to use a commercial product, that’s all that really matters.” This […]

We hate math, say 4 in 10 — a majority of Americans

The following story shows up on facebook/twitter/somewhere every few months or so. I do enjoy such things, but also love scouring the tubes for history and reality. Sites like snopes.com and archive.org are useful tools. Here’s the image: A few points: Granted 4 is not a majority of 10, but more hate Math (according to […]

A simple post about MySQL Enterprise Manager

The MySQL Enterprise Manager (MEM) is one of the projects I get to work on. It’s a web application for monitoring/debugging/managing MySQL . Geeks For the geeks amongst us, here’s a nice talk given by Mark Matthews. It demonstrates usage scenarios and information about MEM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onoBTTprCS0 Non-Geeks And for people who sort of know what […]

One year at Oracle

I’ve been working at Oracle for about a year now, specifically on MySQL related goodness. It’s a database, and I’m a technical writer. Essentially this means that I write words about MySQL that helps programmers write software, which mostly entails websites. I’m lucky to work with great people and am thankful for that. The documentation […]

One way PHP may capitalize on its popularity

Today Rasmus mentioned that he received a $500 offer for the php.net domain name. Discussion ensued, which ultimately led to the indisputable belief that php.net is worth over 10 million US dollars. Therefore, let’s think about this further: Languages by worth [1] (in USD): php.net : $10,176,050 python.org : $4,088,792 perl.org : $246,064 ruby-lang.org : […]