Frank Wiles

EveryBlock.com is now launched

My friend and former co-worker Adrian Holovaty and his team just launched their new project EveryBlock.com. EveryBlock takes the term hyperlocal to a whole ...

Frank Wiles

Some interesting links

Hope all of my readers have recovered from the holiday season.  Here are a couple links I've come across recently, but neglected to ...

Frank Wiles

Making the software written in any language more readable

There are two very simple ways to improve the readability and maintenance of the software you write. They are so simple they are often ignored ...

Frank Wiles

Log Buffer #65: a Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 65th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly survey of database related blogs.

First let's start with some miscellaneous entries that could ...

Frank Wiles

Safely making changes to remote systems

I stumbled across this post about a great technique for safely making configuration changes to remote systems.  Everyone has done it before, the "Oops ...