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morning I am pissed off enough at

2020-09-12 17:15:09.440395+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

This morning I am pissed off enough at computers to consider ditching Ubuntu, rewriting all of my Perl stuff in something else, and adopting a no-database solution.

[ related topics: Perl Open Source Databases hubris ]

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#Comment Re: morning I am pissed off enough at made: 2020-09-14 00:32:29.500363+00 by: brainopener

Like headed to *BSD pissed off or headed to Debian pissed off?

#Comment Re: morning I am pissed off enough at made: 2020-09-14 00:40:56.585319+00 by: brainopener

Oh... and on no databases...

My last software product/company I sold out of in 2019 was heavily multi-tenant (x,000 installs) and we ended up doing it with sorted UTF-8 flat files we binary searched through and no database. It made sense at the very beginning because it was essentially a prototype but kept scaling sufficiently that it just didn't matter. Having each customers flat files in their own directory was so, so nice.

#Comment Re: morning I am pissed off enough at made: 2020-09-15 13:55:15.147425+00 by: Dan Lyke

Might be "headed to *BSD" pissed off. But even that probably doesn't solve the bit-rot problem.

And the database issue is just a big ol' reminder that databases are fine, but everything needs a text backup. Also, I need to fix the search on Flutterby, probably by not trusting the database so much.

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