Why MySQL?

MySQL is one of the most popular open source softwares - Yes, it has a dual licensing scheme and has been profitable from the beginning. I always wondered why it became so popular, especially when PostgreSQL is such a workhorse and has so many features compared to MySQL. Oreillynet has a very insightful article called … Continue reading Why MySQL?

Around the world in a week ?!

Here is the count of unique visitors for my book, categorized by from where they come: ############################################################ # Report: python.g2swaroop.net # Report Name: Countries # Date Range: 04/22/2004 - 04/28/2004 ############################################################ (no entry) 204 net (Network) 140 com (Commercial) 117 edu (Educational) 15 de (Germany) 14 it (Italy) 10 br (Brazil) 9 fr (France) 9 … Continue reading Around the world in a week ?!

Time-out

Nowadays, I have become so involved with my work at Yahoo! that I am hardly getting any time for other stuff. Spending time with friends has also become a problem, but the amazing thing is how Yahoo! Messenger and mobile phones help here. They truly help people keep in touch! Last Sunday, 4 friends including … Continue reading Time-out

Google – the OS !

I came across this interesting blog entry on The Secret Source of Google's Power. It talks about how Google has 100,000 servers! It also talks about how Google could become a 'platform' for the future. Fascinating stuff!