An apology for the Pycon 9

The 20th of April I was supposed to give the pgchameleon’s talk at the Pycon 9. However personal issues prevented me to come to Florence. This post is an explanation and an apology for the pycon 9 attendees and organisers.

DBA may cry

DBA may cry

Database administrators usually work behind the scenes, over the weekends and in antisocial hours. They strive to look after the database which is at the core of any business with little or no recognition.

The sad truth is that the DBA is one of the most obscure and one of the less appreciated roles within the IT organisations.

Le peloton

Le peloton

Few years ago I went trough a massive frustration. My team aligned with the rest of the company in using the Agile methodology. Initially the team decided to use Scrum then it switched to a sort of kanban. However even both approaches failed miserably dropping the team in utter chaos. I remember the daily standups. It was like playing a stage role, people stated the tasks for the day knowing that that task would be not the one the will work on it.
New blog platform

New blog platform

Five years ago I decided to start a blog on the topic I like the most, PostgreSQL. After evaluating the different platforms I decided to use blogger, as I needed something very basic. Over these years I discovered how blogger is limited, in particular when writing documents containing source code. For example, book’s chapters are pretty rubbish, despite the efforts I made to write them. In most of the cases I had to take screenshots of the code and paste it as image to avoid the formatting to be scrambled.