St. Clementine’s Day

The night before Valentine’s Day, I got Andrew a crate of clementines (they’re already gone).  Yesterday, the Doghouse Diaries ran: I came down with a cold on Friday and neither of us wanted to do anything for Valentine’s Day so we ended up playing Legend of Zelda most of it. When we got hungry, we startedContinue reading “St. Clementine’s Day”

Mongo Mailbag #2: Updating GridFS Files

Welcome to week two of Mongo Mailbag, where I take a question from the Mongo mailing list and answer it in more detail. If you have a question you’d like to see answered in excruciating detail, feel free to email it to me. Is it possible (with the PHP driver) to storeBytes into GridFS (forContinue reading “Mongo Mailbag #2: Updating GridFS Files”

Mongo Mailbag: Master/Slave Configuration

Trying something new: each week, I’ll take an interesting question from the MongoDB mailing list and answer it in more depth.  Some of the replies on the list are a bit short, given that the developers are trying to, you know, develop (as well as answer over a thousand questions a month).  So, I’m goingContinue reading “Mongo Mailbag: Master/Slave Configuration”

MongoDB PHP Driver 1.0.3 Release

Version 1.0.3 was released today.  Everyone should upgrade because there were some weird bugs in 1.0.2 due to a half-complete feature that was added in 1.0.2 and has since been removed.  Unfortunately, because I’ve had to bump up the release date, the big feature that was scheduled for 1.0.3, asynchronous queries, has been pushed toContinue reading “MongoDB PHP Driver 1.0.3 Release”

Upcoming Talks

Want to learn more about MongoDB?  Here’s the places I’ll be speaking in the next month or so: January 13th – DC PHP Meeting (http://www.dcphp.net/) January 19th – New York Perl Mongers Seminar (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/perlsemny/) January 25th – Long Island PHP User Group (http://www.liphp.org/) February 7th – FOSDEM – Free and Open Source Developers European MeetupContinue reading “Upcoming Talks”

Public Speaking: The Prequel

There’s a video that everyone seems to have seen of me (seriously, when I went to Brazil everyone mentioned it) presenting MongoDB to the San Francisco Java User Group.  Unfortunately, I think it’s the worst presentation I’ve ever given, partly because of the lead-up and partly because of inexperience. I looked up directions and gaveContinue reading “Public Speaking: The Prequel”