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Links for Monday, June 25, 2007

  • MySQL: The 12 Days of Scale-Out: Booking.com – “By dividing one main MySQL database into three separate master servers and then replicating their distinct data on multiple low-cost machines, Booking.com was able to significantly increase their site’s speed, lower their infrastructure cost and improve their uptime through MySQL’s new high-availability solution, based on DRBD Linux technology.” Also see days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
  • New Scientist: ‘Dark Galaxy’ Continues to Puzzle Astronomers – “Galaxies are thought to coalesce from normal, or baryonic, matter that has collected in clouds of hypothetical dark matter. But surveys have turned up fewer galaxies than expected, suggesting that – for unknown reasons – some galaxies are stillborn, and simply fail to form stars.
  • This is what HTML tables are for – Via Digg.
  • Mini-Microsoft: Guy Kawasaki for Microsoft’s Next CEO – “I overhead a lunch conversation with someone from a company’s HR department: what’s the first thing they do with a promising potential hire nowadays: zip over to Facebook or MySpace looking for them, and quickly drop the applicant if there’s anything fishy or disturbing associated with them.