Graham's Ramblings

Ramblings of a hacker / photographer / woodworker

Today’s fun MySQL fact

If you create a full text index on a table it will fool everyone by looking like it is an actual index, but not in fact be useful as an index to anyone and the database will go back to table scanning everything.

Fixing this took the peak load on a db server from 20 or so to 0.2, I think. It’s hard to measure because top’s overhead is becoming significant.

Box is home safe! Now to finish it and fill it.

Fucking weirdo cats. Yes, they’re drinking from it.

Fucking weirdo cats. Yes, they’re drinking from it.

Roy and I with the box.

Roy and I with the box.

Box is (mostly) done!

Box is (mostly) done!

It’s a box!

It’s a box!

One of the things that is hardest for me to deal with emotionally about going to the East Coast is that I am going from a place where trees are basically ornamental to a place where trees are basically long lived pests. The densest forests in Southern California are sparser than people’s yards here.

Either I’m getting better or my standards are slackening.

Me, after a dovetailed skirt fit off the saw.

Half the box glued an cleaned up

Half the box glued an cleaned up

Tired. Sore. But a good kind. I think this is the first time I’ve ever done woodworking continuously for like eight hours before.