[theforum] weo 2b: to OSS or not?

Elfur Logadóttir elfur at elfur.is
Tue Nov 9 20:21:46 CST 2004

.:| From: Jeff Howden
.:| John,
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.:| > From: John Handelaar
.:| > 
.:| > I think he meant getting the data, but there's nothing
.:| > available currently to anyone but Jeff as far as I'm
.:| > aware.
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.:| Nope, server locked down absolutely as tight as a drum 
.:| thanks to some
.:| unscrupulous individuals that saw fit to try to cause 
.:| problems post-move
.:| from Dan.

Oh. That's not good news.
But could you hand over a copy of the data asap so that some evaluation of
the migration can start?

.:| ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
.:| > From Oracle.   I imagine that, Jeff being a talented
.:| > guy, he may also have made a few changes to the DB
.:| > schema - which while nice in a textbook sort of way,
.:| > could performance-wise almost have been designed to be
.:| > as inefficient as possible.  (Full text of every article
.:| > was stored in the same table as all the other
.:| > article-related data.  Not a nice way to treat any DB
.:| > server.)
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.:| First, please explain what you mean in more detail, 
.:| preferably without the
.:| parenthetical cluttering the explanation.

Easy tiger, he was paying you a complement, commenting that the db structure
had some flaws and that you might have changed it. It's ok if you did and
it's ok if you didn't.
The comment was made after speculations of the fact that before you hosted,
it was a linux situations and that might make it easier to migrate back to
linux environment.
Nothing more and nothing less.

.:| Second, since when are there really *any* performance 
.:| issues with a database
.:| that's made up of barely 1,000 records for the articles?
.:| Third, please remind me what qualifies you to make 
.:| judgments about what
.:| constitutes good db design.

Again, easy tiger, lets not assume anything bad was meant, and if anything
bad was meant it wasn't aimed at you, but rather another person who
originally draw the db schema.
So lets back down and smile :)

Luv y'all

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