I Am Alive, the Last 8 Months in Review
Well, where to begin.
2013 has been a year of change for myself, after a long consideration period spanning several months in 2012 I felt that it was time to move on from Psycle Interactive as their Systems Administrator; the new roles “on the table” were as follows:
- Percona - Systems Admin role which later became a Remote DBA role
- Rackspace - Systems Admin
- Google - Systems engineer
- Facebook - Systems engineer
So some highlights on what I have been up to this year (well what I can talk about at least).
- Adventures in archiving - A case review exploring the use of the MySQL archive engine vs other available compression formats.
- Percona Live 2013 Committee member
- Submitted talks to OSCON - unfortunately they did not make the schedule this year.
- Security talk at Percona Live 2013 - just to be clear committee members can not review their own submissions; thus this talk was reviewed as any other submission (minus one casting vote).
- Work on flashcache RPMs for el6, Fedora
- Wrote replacement cluster check service in python - this is now included in Percona XtraDB Cluster.
- Technical reviewer for Scratch Cookbook
There’s so much more which I can not talk about with it being IP / NDA related.
Expect more security focused posts soon as I work on their content.