V Festival

While not as popular as its bigger cousin Big Day Out, V Festival always manages to sign on the big names, this year being no exception. While the day didn’t start out spectacularly (it seems one of the promoters forgot to pass the door list I was on over to Ticketek), the show itself went […]

Tools of a Support Engineer

So, you’ve emailed MySQL Support, they’re working on the problem you’re having. How are they working? What tools do they use? Well, here’s my list: IRC – All MySQL Support Engineers work on IRC, it’s our main communication medium. While you’re only getting emails from one Engineer, it’s quite likely they’re consulting with several others […]

Gig Of The Year: Pillowtalk

I know, it’s pretty early on in the year to be making that claim. But, I think it’s justified. First of all, the performers: Tim Freedman, of The Whitlams Pinky Beecroft, formerly of Machine Gun Fellatio, now of Pinky Beecroft and the White Russians Dave McCormack, formerly of Custard, now of Dave McCormack and the […]

Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase

Yesterday, I went to the Microbreweries Showcase, held at Federation Square. With 17 breweries showing their product, there were plenty to try from. Here are my notes from the variety I tasted: Brewery Brew Notes Arctic Fox Brewery Ice Cap Lager Light flavour, with a slightly fruity aftertaste. Drinkable, but not particularly exciting. Bridge Road […]