The Trouble With EM ’n EN (and Other Shady Characters)

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The dawn of the web has frequently been compared to the invention of the printing press. But the web has also destroyed one of the greatest features of nearly every press since Gutenberg: the ability to publish pleasing type.

The printing press gave us type that was clearer and easier to read than that produced from a typewriter, because the typesetter had additional tools at his disposal—and knew how to use them. The web has cost us some of those tools.

Flickr: Camera Finder

I saw a reference to this over at Dave’s Scripting News

Make sure that you scroll down beyond the camera lists to see the charts.

Flickr: Camera Finder

These graphs show the number of Flickr members who have uploaded at least one photo with a particular camera on a given day over the last year.

What a wonderful example of doing something interesting with unintended data. They mine the images and use it to create useful information for consumers, and probably producers as well.

I wonder if they sell custom intelligence to the camera makers?

AFP548 – my.cnf

AFP548 – my.cnf

What a difference a little conf file makes!

So, we here at are by no means DBAs in any way shape or form. We cross our fingers every time we upgrade the server that MySQL works when it comes up. We’re not sure what we’d do if it didn’t.

I tried it. First impression is that dynamic pages on the blogs *are* faster.