Leaving MySQL (Not Really)

I’ve been a bit slack about writing my MySQL thoughts of late. This would be caused by the fact that, as I write this, I’m now one week into a 12 month leave of absence from MySQL.

Having given it much careful consideration, I’ve decided that the wisest way to survive the current economic problems is by blowing my savings on a year long holiday in Italy. Wait, did I say holiday? Not really. I’m still a Sun employee, and I’m still going to be active in the MySQL community. My dear support customers just won’t be seeing me around for a while. 🙂

I’m looking forward to having time to write more extensively about some of the cool things we’re doing, and what’s going on in the community at large. If there’s anything you’d like to hear about (either expanding on my previous posts, or a completely new topic), please let me know.

Another thing I’d like to do, if there are any interested parties, is to see how companies are using MySQL in their part of the world. So, if you don’t mind showing off what you’re doing and having me write a little bit about it, feel free to drop me a line. All of my current contact details can be found on my contact page. I’m going to be primarily based in Milan, but I’ll be looking to travel around the rest of Europe at some point, so I’d be more than happy to stop by and see you if the opportunity arises.


  1. Milan??? One of the richest, most expensive and ugliest cities in Italy! What will you be doing there?

    1. Long story short, it’s the most convenient place to live. Never fear, I shall be visiting as much of the rest of Italy as I possibly can. I’m certainly not planning on missing out on all the awesome here.

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