One of the projects we are involved with has a data store in RDS, recently I had to figure out the size of the tables and one of the databases. As RDS does not report this diectly, I had to dig through some internet to get my answers, and this post is the result, having all the queries in one place, so next time I need it, I can find it with ease.
So… It has come to this… Again… I moved from Wordpress a long time ago in favor of Octopress, version 2.x at the time. It worked beautifully, for a while, and then it was time to update, and it was messy, as it did not have a separate content from theme, but I chugged along, it wasn’t like I was writing much. Then a few months ago I wanted to use Octopress 3, and it was a mess, and when I finally got it running, my alloted time was at an end.
I started giving talks in various user groups and regional conferences last year, I felt I had something to say, and I got a chance do to it. <sarcasm>now that makes me an expert!!!111</sarcasm> I believe that every developer should at least once stand in front of an audience and give a talk. If you have ever considered giving a talk, you have my utmost support, I know it does not mean much to anyone, but hey… If you actually submit your talk to your UG or some conference, and get a chance to stand in front of an audience (and by audience it is any number of people larger than 1) you have my utmost respect.
I guess everyone of us is dealing with Cron in some way or other, and I guess everyone has a horror story or two.
Today I got to work with Amazon Redshift. First thing I did was go through their docs on how to connect to the server.