As I was working on PostgreSQL Conference this weekend I happen to crawl under my desk to pick up a pin I dropped. As I was crawling back out I smacked my head on the top of the desk and in the process jostled an empty (black) computer case that was sitting there. I noticed something on top of the case so I took a long hard look and behold! It was the Western Digital USB drive the West 07 videos were on.
Now most of you wouldn't think that was a big deal except that I completely forgot we did video for West 07 and two, I thought that hard drive was long lost to the computer parts gods. I plugged it in and viola! We have videos. Of course the first thing I did was rsync them all off so we have a backup. I then formatted it because it was using HFS and that is just unacceptable. Anyway, the first two videos I pulled from the vault were:
Stupid Solaris tricks : Josh Berkus
Ruby on Rails Essentials for PostgreSQL Enthusiasts | David Wheeler
I have closed the survey, "When to hold it" and provided the results. Of particular interest to me was the majority wanted Late March/Early April but a significant amount were also interested in having the conference in Early June. I am also glad to see that people were not interested in conflicting with Ottawa as I hear it is a very good conference.
Although I don't follow the Perl world very much, my respected peer Matt S. Trout emailed me wondering when I would be able to get the Perl 5 is Alive! video up. Apparently there are some buffoons spreading FUD about the state of this very much alive, very much supported, very much developed, very much kicking language. So take a look at the link above and see for yourself. If you are a Perl fan you need not worry!
I have been negotiating (with the help of Bruce and others) with various parties to determine where we are going to hold East 2009. One of the questions that keeps popping up is, "When are we going to hold PostgreSQL Conference East: 2009". Since we now have this nifty new Drupal (with PostgreSQL) driven web site, we should take advantage of the ease of use and ask for some feedback. If the community wouldn't mind weighing in that would be helpful. Just visit the site and follow the links.
As with any PostgreSQL question, the first place you should look for answer is the PostgreSQL docs. I was recently reviewing the EXPLAIN docs as freshen up on some query tuning fu and I came across this little gem:Read more...
Last March at PostgreSQL Conference: East we video taped almost all the talks. It has taken some time to get them up and we are still encoding (and learning the tricks of the trade) but we do have a few up now that people may enjoy.