Toolmonger » Blog Archive » Leatherman Charge ALX

Many multi-tools seem to be a flimsy sampling of little knick-knacks. We’ve seen different versions for ages, but they rely on a simple straight-edged pocket knife to do most of the real work. However, Leatherman’s interesting Charge ALX model is a little different. It does away with many of the old issues multi-tools faced, like […]

YQL: INSERT INTO internet Yahoo Developer Network Blog

The Yahoo Query Language lets you query, filter, and join data across any web data source or service on the web. Using our YQL web service, apps run faster with fewer lines of code and a smaller network footprint. YQL uses a SQL-like language because it is a familiar and intuitive method for developers to […]

Seth's Blog: Gotcha!

My rule of thumb is this: every person you turn away because your product or service isn’t right for them turns into three great customers down the road. Every bad sale costs you five. Seth’s Blog: Gotcha!. Being upfront with your customers … what a novel idea!  We have to remember that we’re a service […]

"Loss of data has serious consequences for German electronic health card" … Oops.

Test runs with Germany’s first-generation electronic health cards and doctors’ “health professional cards” have suffered a serious setback. After the failure of a hardware security module HSM holding the private keys for the root Certificate Authority root CA for the first-generation cards, it emerged that the data had not been backed up. Consequently, if additional […]

10 Business Lessons I Learned from Playing Dungeons & Dragons | JavaWorld's Daily Brew

Came across this in one of my blogfeeds today: 10 Business Lessons I Learned from Playing Dungeons & Dragons | JavaWorld’s Daily Brew.  Funny and interesting look at how actions in a game are translatable to real-world business events. One spell, used well, can be more powerful than an entire book full of spells. I […]

Query partially completed on the master (error on master: 1053)

So, I walked into the office this morning to the following lovely alert from our MySQL Enterprise Monitor installation (MEM) which, thankfully, was working again after I had to rebuild it last week. Server: seawasp:3306 Time: 2009-07-08 01:33:28 GMT Advisor: Replication – Slave Has Experienced A Replication Error Problem Description When a slave receives updates […]