Big(ish) data and loving it

I was sitting here, in the dark, at 2 AM and wishing that Facebook would allow me to post under my real name.  I work at Active911 but when I post on our Facebook wall, it all looks like the same person posting (you can never tell who “I” is).

The reason I wanted to use my real persona is because my feelings tonight are very personal.  I just finished converting some 40 million or so records from one data type to another, so that Jonathan can proceed with his feature rollout (the much requested response button renaming). After I converted the records, I started working on our new sharded data store (more on that some other day) and created a new Github repo called “bard” (rhymes with “shard” :) ) to manage all of this.  I’m currently planning on storing Thrift-serialized data in a MySQL blob column.

AND I FREAKING LOVE THIS STUFF.  I guess it sounds boring to non techies, but this kind of stuff makes my engine purr. I love the stuffing out of my job.

Let’s hear it for everyone out there who loves what they do!

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