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OurSQL Episode 99: Data Privacy and Security

This week we present the 100th episode (yes, we started at episode 0), which is part 1 of a 2 part interview with XKCD's Randall Munroe.

OurSQL Podcast history
Episode 0 was on November 26, 2006.
Episode 26 on December 16, 2010 added Sarah Novotny as the first co-host and we hired our audio engineer and producer, Rich Goyette, due to the support of Justin Kestelyn and the Oracle Technology Network.

OurSQL Episode 92: It's Not Our Type, Part 2

This week we talk about numeric data types in MySQL.

News/Events/Feedback
OurSQL Listener Jesper Hansen was nice enough to take a screen shot of episode 0 of the ourSQL podcast hitting 12,345 downloads.

Conferences:
MySQL Innovation Day Schedule Tuesday June 5th, Redwood Shores, CA. Register here (free). Content will be available via live stream, so save the date!

OurSQL Episode 91: It's Not Our Type, Part 1

In this episode we talk about string data types, comparing them to the ISO:2003 SQL standard.

Gerry has joined Tokutek - Congrats Gerry! We interviewed Martin from Tokutek in episode 86.

Conferences:
Register here (free). Content will be available via live stream, so save the date!

OurSQL Episode 90: Handle With Care

This week we present how to use pt-archiver and pt-find, two Percona Toolkit tools. We focus on the common usage of the tools and the gotchas we ran into using them.

News/Events/Feedback
Conferences:
Register here (free). Content will be available via live stream, so save the date!

OurSQL Episode 89: Seal of Approval

This week we talk about MariaDB - explaining features, and comparing to Percona's patched MySQL and Oracle's MySQL. MariaDB is touted as "a better MySQL, not a different MySQL". MariaDB is the 2nd most popular open source database, even more popular than Postgres.

Conferences:
Register here (free). Content will be available via live stream, so save the date!

OurSQL Episode 85: Keep it Under Control

This week we talk about package and configuration management with MySQL.

News/Events:
Don't forget to send us questions to answer for future versions of Ear Candy, see the "Feedback" section below.

There are 2 free webcasts on Efficiently deploying new MySQL applications on Windows coming up: in French on Thursday April 5th and in German, on Thursday, April 19th.

OurSQL Episode 80: Lesser Known Percona Tools

This week, we talk about lesser-known Percona tools for MySQL.

News/Feedback:
This week we have some fun audio feedback from Patrick Hurley, a MySQL DBA in the UK.

The Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo is from Tuesday, April 10th through Thursday, April 12th. The conference is at the Santa Clara, CA Convention Center. Early bird pricing ends March 12th, 2012. Use code PL-pod and save 10% off the early bird prices!. Check out the tutorial and session schedule.

OurSQL Episode 72: Blooper Retrospective

This week we play a bunch of bloopers, some you have heard, some you haven't, as our year-end gift to you. We hope these make you laugh!

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OurSQL Episode 71: Table Manners, part 2

This week, we continue our discussion about MySQL and its forks. We discuss the Percona server and MariaDB.

Percona Live comes to Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There is a 50% discount for students, faculty and staff of educational organizations, and a 35% discount for government employees. http://www.percona.com/live/dc-2012/

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