Odds and ends...
The other thing I stumbled on was this monitor. This one is definitely fake for now (brake all the rules) – but I could see it coming in the future. Imagine a resolution of 19,200x2,400. And all done via bluetooth (not). I would buy one. I’m very much into screen real-estate. My present to myself after my first book was published was a pair of 21” LCD monitors (1600x1200). They could be had for “not too much money” today but when I first bought them – well, let’s just say they cost more than my computer. But they’ve help up very well – I have one at work and one at home that I extend my laptop’s screen onto – so I have 1600x1200 next to 1680x1050. Not quite the 19,200x2,400 – but sufficient right now for working on.
Then, there was this. Sort of silly – but made me laugh anyway. That might be because I used water coolers in Effective Oracle by Design to describe how multiple freelists and freelist groups work! Using a water cooler to demonstrate raid parallels that nicely.
And lastly on a more or less serious note – a new blog to check out (as if there weren’t enough already). Dominic Delmolino has started a blog. I’ve known Dominic for a while (well, ever since he was regarded as a replication expert as noted in his blog entry). I’ve pointed directly to one of the blog entries of his that I liked in particular – “That’ll Teach Me”. It reminded me very much of my “Why Why is probably the Right Answer” short talk I give. Anyway – I’ve added him to my list of blogs to check out.