MCB Guru

BeOS: Porting Unix Applications

Back in 1998 I wrote my first book, all about how to port Unix applications to what was then seen as a brand new operating system set to take on the world. BeOS was at the time seen as a revolutionary OS containing a number of radical features and…

Getting Started with CouchDB published!

I’ve just published my first book for a few years. The book is Getting Started with CouchDB with O’Reilly. The book is a quick guide to everything you need to know to start working with and building applications with CouchDB. Some highlights of th…

Understanding MySQL Internals

Sash Pachev has written a new guide on Understanding MySQL Internals for O’Reilly. I was one of the technical reviewers on this book and can tell you that it makes a good read if you want to understand more of what is going on under the hood in My…

LoCA 2006 Photos

I’ve managed to find some photos of me presenting my keynote at LoCA 2006. You can view the full set of all photos here. I’m the guy in white. The somewhat jaded faces are nothing to do with my presentation, but the late night and then early morni…

LoCA 2006 Keynote

As previously announced, I presented the keynote at LoCA 2006. The keynote was on Google Maps and Google Earth, related to the new book which I just announced on the book’s new companion website. I’d like to think that the presentation went well -…