Author: jaypipes

Jay is a Principal Open Source Engineer at Amazon Web Services in the Elastic Kubernetes Service team. Prior to AWS, he was a Principal Technical Architect at Mirantis. He works to develop core and ecosystem projects in the OpenStack cloud computing platform community. Before Mirantis, he worked at AT&T, focusing on OpenStack development and operations. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering in HP's Open Source Cloud Services team, a development manager and software engineer at Rackspace Cloud, a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL and other software. He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, ZendCon, php-tek, OSCON, and Ohio LinuxFest, amongst others. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Julie, and his beloved dogs.

DB Rambles | 2005-02-24

Doxygen Docs coming along for MySQL 5.0.2

I’ve been working on outputting the code documentation for MySQL 5.0.2 using doxygen, and have some advice to anyone attempting this feat. Don’t configure doxygen to generate call graphs!. At […]

Thought Tree | 2005-02-23

New blog design completed

Just finished the new site design for If you have any feedback or suggestions, let me know! Oh, and if you experience a weird “slowdown” while moving your mouse […]

DB Rambles | 2005-02-23

Pro MySQL book coming soon

First announcement on this site about my upcoming book, entitled Pro MySQL, published through Apress. Really excited so far. I’m co-authoring the book with Michael Kruckenberg, out at Tufts University. […]

Thought Tree | 2005-02-14

Love Is In the Air — With a Derivative

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, and consumerist America is gobbling up roses and cookie baskets for their loved ones. Good to know that the world of mathematics hasn’t succumbed to the […]

Open Source | 2005-02-13

Installing Fedora Core 3 on HPze5375us Laptop

I decided to scrap an install of SUSE Linux 9.1 that had been running on my HP ze5375us laptop. It’s not that SUSE didn’t install correctly; in fact it did, […]

SEO Annoyances | 2005-02-08

The Stupid SEO Game

I got my usual WebProWorld newsletter and saw a post that sparked my interest. Not because it was anything unusual, but just the opposite: it was a perfect example of […]

All | 2005-02-03

Funny Bush Joke

Friend sent me this one; thought it was worthy of an entry… 🙂 Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. […]