One of the big changes we made in the new Andertoons.com was changing from a MySQL database to a PostgreSQL database.
An enterprise class database, PostgreSQL boasts sophisticated features such as Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point in time recovery, tablespaces, asynchronous replication, nested transactions (savepoints), online/hot backups, a sophisticated query planner/optimizer, and write ahead logging for fault tolerance. It supports international character sets, multibyte character encodings, Unicode, and it is locale-aware for sorting, case-sensitivity, and formatting. It is highly scalable both in the sheer quantity of data it can manage and in the number of concurrent users it can accommodate. There are active PostgreSQL systems in production environments that manage in excess of 4 terabytes of data.
Yeah, I don’t understand it either, but if you go by their logos alone…
…I’d bet an elephant could kick a dolphin’s ass any day of the week. So that’s good.
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I’m a low-grade gamer. War simulations, RPG stuff and the like are way beyond me (I’m currently playing Lego Star Wars II, FYI).
But this game really caught my attention. It’s Ambrosia Software’s “Sketch Fighter 4000 Alpha” and it’s straight out of every 13-year old boy’s study hall notebooks:
The whole game looks, well, sketchy â€“ like it’s all been done with a ball point pen.
It simple to play, and is full of nice little touches like the smudgy eraser marks left behind after laying waste to some baddy.
A great idea, and well executed! Check it out!
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OK, another new trailer for Spider-Man 3 out today. Not much new, except a few more looks at Venom:
Oh baby, I cannot wait!
BTW, if you haven’t seen the 7-minute fight footage, go now and watch!
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Having just read a slew of articles on business transparency, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret; I’ve been hiding money at Andertoons.com.
It’s not nearly as sinister as I’ve made it sound. Take a look:
See how there’s no pricing listed? The idea is/was to get you to choose your usage, and then show you the cost in the cart to avoid people simply picking the cheapest option every time.
I’ve been wondering, though, if perhaps this isn’t a hinderance to customers.
I mean, it is kinda off-putting, and it gives off a very “I don’t trust you to be honest” vibe.
Plus, how many folks are just confused? And it really doesn’t stop users from finding the lowest cost and choosing that should they wish to.
So, recently I changed it to this:
We’ll see how it goes, but I’d love any thoughts, opinions, or limericks you’d care to share regarding this.
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