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MySQL

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. Its name is a combination of "My", the name of co-founder Michael Widenius's daughter, "SQL", the abbreviation for Structured Query Language. MySQL is free and open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License, is available under a variety of proprietary licenses. MySQL was owned and sponsored by the Swedish company MySQL AB, bought by Sun Microsystems. In 2010, when Oracle acquired Sun, Widenius forked the open-source MySQL project to create MariaDB. MySQL is a component of the LAMP web application software stack, an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python. MySQL is used by many database-driven web applications, including Drupal, phpBB, WordPress. MySQL is used by many popular websites, including Facebook, MediaWiki and YouTube. MySQL is written in C and C++, its SQL parser is written in yacc. MySQL works on many system platforms, including AIX, BSDi, FreeBSD, HP-UX, eComStation, i5/OS, IRIX, macOS, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, Novell NetWare, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris, OS/2 Warp, QNX, Oracle Solaris, SunOS, SCO OpenServer, SCO UnixWare and Tru64.

A port of MySQL to OpenVMS exists. The MySQL server software itself and the client libraries use dual-licensing distribution, they are offered under a proprietary license. Support can be obtained from the official manual. Free support additionally is available in different IRC forums. Oracle offers paid support via its MySQL Enterprise products, they differ in price. Additionally, a number of third party organisations exist to provide support and services, including MariaDB and Percona. MySQL has received positive reviews, reviewers noticed it "performs well in the average case" and that the "developer interfaces are there, the documentation is very good", it has been tested to be a "fast and true multi-user, multi-threaded sql database server". MySQL was created by a Swedish company, MySQL AB, founded by David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael "Monty" Widenius. Original development of MySQL by Widenius and Axmark began in 1994; the first version of MySQL appeared on 23 May 1995. It was created for personal usage from mSQL based on the low-level language ISAM, which the creators considered too slow and inflexible.

They created a new SQL interface, while keeping the same API as mSQL. By keeping the API consistent with the mSQL system, many developers were able to use MySQL instead of the mSQL antecedent. Additional milestones in MySQL development included: First internal release on 23 May 1995 Version 3.19: End of 1996, from www.tcx.se Version 3.20: January 1997 Windows version was released on 8 January 1998 for Windows 95 and NT Version 3.21: production release 1998, from www.mysql.com Version 3.22: alpha, beta from 1998 Version 3.23: beta from June 2000, production release 22 January 2001 Version 4.0: beta from August 2002, production release March 2003. Version 4.01: beta from August 2003, Jyoti adopts MySQL for database tracking Version 4.1: beta from June 2004, production release October 2004. Version 5.0: beta from March 2005, production release October 2005. The developer of the Federated Storage Engine states that "The Federated Storage Engine is a proof-of-concept storage engine", but the main distributions of MySQL version 5.0 included it and turned it on by default.

Documentation of some of the short-comings appears in "MySQL Federated Tables: The Missing Manual". Sun Microsystems acquired MySQL AB in 2008. Version 5.1: production release 27 November 2008 Version 5.1 contained 20 known crashing and wrong result bugs in addition to the 35 present in version 5.0. MySQL 5.1 and 6.0-alpha showed poor performance when used for data warehousing – due to its inability to utilize multiple CPU cores for processing a single query. Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems on 27 January 2010; the day Oracle announced the purchase of Sun, Michael "Monty" Widenius forked MySQL, launching MariaDB, took a swath of MySQL developers with him. MySQL Server 5.5 was available. Enhancements and features include: The default storage engine is InnoDB, which supports transactions and referential integrity constraints. Improved InnoDB I/O subsystem Improved SMP support Semisynchronous replication. SIGNAL and RESIGNAL statement in compliance with the SQL standard. Support for supplementary Unicode character sets utf16, utf32, utf8mb4.

New options for user-defined partitioning. MySQL Server 6.0.11-alpha was announced on 22 May 2009 as the last release of the 6.0 line. Future MySQL Server development uses a New Release Model. Features developed for 6.0 are being incorporated into future releases. The general availability of MySQL 5.6 was announced in February 2013. New features included performance improvements to the query optimizer, higher transactional throughput in InnoDB, new NoSQL-style memcached APIs, improvements to partitioning for querying and managing large tables, TIMESTAMP column type that stores milliseconds, improvements to replication, better performance monitoring by expanding the data available through the PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA; the InnoDB storage engine included support for full-text search and improved group commit performance. The general availability of MySQ

Big Dipper (rapper)

Dan Stermer is an American rapper and podcaster known professionally as Big Dipper. Stermer was raised in Illinois, his mother is Jewish and his father is Christian. Stermer attended Sunday school at a Reform synagogue, he first began performing at the age of 8 in a children's theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Stermer tried several instruments including, piano, trumpet and drums before deciding he enjoyed plays more, he began listing to hip hop and rap at the age of 9. He had a bar mitzvah in the eight grade and was confirmed in 10th grade after taking more Jewish studies classes. Stermer graduated from Ithaca College in 2007. Big Dipper wrote his first song at the age of 25, he began using the name Big Dipper at the age of 26. As of 2018, he is based in Los Angeles, he has performed at bear festivals, P-town, San Francisco Bear Pride. In 2019, he was a headliner at Capital Pride, he stated one reason he performed was to combat help people feel empowered. Big Dipper cohosted the podcast Unbearable with Meatball a bear drag queen.

After a hiatus, they returned in June 2019 with a new podcast, Sloppy Seconds, on the Forever Dog network. On August 24, 2018, Big Dipper released his debut album Late Bloomer. Big Dipper's work is explicit and involves themes of sex and humor, he has been compared to fellow gay rapper Cazwell. Big Dipper identifies as a member of the bear community. Late Bloomer "Drip Drop" "Summertime Realness" "LaCroix Boi" "Skank" "Dick in a Box" "Meat Quotient" "Cut Up" "Pressed" "That Nut" "Lookin" "Let's Talk about PrEP" Official website

Highgate House

Highgate House was an important Northamptonshire coaching inn and Royal Mail posting station at the village of Creaton, on the Northampton to Leicester road, dating from 1663. The building, much expanded and adapted, is now used as a country house hotel and conference venue, but retains its original appearance and character; the house is located south of the village of Creaton, England 8 miles north west of Northampton on the A5199 road and 5 miles south of the start of the A14 road, which runs from the Catthorpe Interchange with the M1 and M6 motorways, via Cambridge, to Felixstowe. The current house is built on the site of an earlier inn with the present buildings dating from 1663; when the main Welford road, now the A5199 became a turnpike in 1721 the inn rose in importance. Successive members of the Bosworth family were licensees until 1837 when the establishment of the railways took over Royal Mail distribution around the country more effectively. At that time the most famous inhabitant was the Revd, fiery Welshman, Thomas Jones, who came to Creaton in 1785.

Unable to find lodgings in the village he resided at the inn in defiance of both fellow clergy and Canon Law. However, the landlady supported him saying that his presence had a good effect on the conduct of the other customers, his Bishop turned a blind eye for 51 years. In contrast to other more relaxed clergy he filled the church with his preaching and set up the first Sunday School in the county. Distressed by local poverty he became Rector of Spratton, a neighbouring village to the south. There he organised a clothing and sick club and employed a woman to teach sewing, all based on his principle of helping the poor to help themselves. With income from the books he wrote, he built six Almshouses in Creaton village; the house passed into the Langham family estate at Cottesbrooke Hall in the neighbouring village of Cottesbrooke about 1 mile north, being bought by its tenant Lt Colonel Charles Eyre-Coote when the estate was sold in 1911. The house was used as a base for hunting with the Pytchley Hunt based nearby.

At this time a large amount of money was spent on the house with the addition of a floor and the Baronial Hall, visible in the south elevation behind the 3-storey leaded bay window. The Elizabethan linen-fold wooden panelling in the room was architectural salvage; the building became a private house and was sold by the late Mrs Coote, in a somewhat dilapidated state, to the Chudley family in the 1960s. It has since been restored and sympathetically expanded and converted into its current form

Woman and Wife

Woman and Wife is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Edward Jose and starring Alice Brady. It is based on the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; the Select Pictures Corporation distributed the film. The film was known as The Lifted Cross; the film survives in an incomplete state at the BFI National Television Archive. As described in a film magazine, Jane Eyre is sent to an orphan's home by her domineering aunt, is expelled from that institution after she slaps the superintendent's face for trying to embrace her, she secures a position in the Rochester home as a governess for their only child. The lonesome Edward Rochester, believing his wife dead, proposes to Jane, his wife's brother appears, bringing along his demented sister, Edward's wife. He hides her in a room, while the household is asleep the demented woman escapes and stabs Edward. Upon his recovery, the wedding proceeds, at its height Edward's demented wife escapes from her room and interrupts the ceremony. Pursued by servants, she drowns.

Alice Brady as Jane Eyre Elliott Dexter as Edward Rochester Helen Greene as Therese Helen Lindroth as Grace Poole Victor Benoit as Raoul Daquin Leonora Morgan as Valerie Rochester Madge Evans Like many American films of the time and Wife was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut in Reel 1 of the first scenes of the woman drinking. Woman and Wife on IMDb synopsis at AllMovie

Bit by a Dead Bee

"Bit by a Dead Bee" is the third episode of the second season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad. It was directed by Terry McDonough. Having gotten away from Tuco and Jesse now have to get home and explain where they have been. Walt has a plan for both of them and they split up. Walt takes off all of his clothes while walking around the aisles, he claims to have no memory of where he has been for the last few days. The hospital is unable to find anything wrong with him, Walt suggests that it was a combination of medication and chemotherapy that could have caused the episode; the hospital believes Walt is at risk for another fugue state and forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Walt admits to the psychiatrist after receiving assurances regarding patient confidentiality that he remembers everything and just wanted to get away for a while, they agree to release him. Jesse returns to his house to clean out the basement and get rid of the RV where he and Walt have been making methamphetamine.

When the DEA agents track him down, he claims that he has been with a prostitute, for the weekend. The DEA does not believe him and bring in Tuco's uncle Hector to identify him, but Hector refuses to cooperate with the authorities, they have to let Jesse go. Jesse tries to contact his parents; that night, Walt convinces Jesse to continue cooking meth. Hank gets a present at the station: Tuco's teeth grill encased in a clear acrylic cube; the episode was written by Peter Gould, directed by Terry McDonough. It aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on March 22, 2009; the episode received positive reviews from critics. Donna Bowman, writing for The A. V. Club, gave it an A rating. Seth Amitin, writing for IGN, praised that the episode emphasized the "psychological impact that everything Pinkman and Walt have been through, for them, for their families", he gave the episode a 9.8/10. In 2019 The Ringer ranked. "Bit by a Dead Bee" at the official Breaking Bad site "Bit by a Dead Bee" on IMDb "Bit by a Dead Bee" at TV.com

Prelude: The Best of Charlotte Church

Prelude: the Best of Charlotte Church is a'best of' collection spanning the four classical music albums of the 16-year-old soprano Charlotte Church, released in 2002, available on DVD-Audio. Prelude commemorates the end of Charlotte Church's classical career. "Pie Jesu" "My Lagan Love" "In Trutina" "Panis Angelicus" "Amazing Grace" "Just Wave Hello" "La Pastorella" "She Moved Through the Fair" "Ave Maria" "Dream a Dream" "The Flower Duet" "Habañera" "The Prayer" "All Love Can Be" "It's the Heart That Matters Most" "Tantum Ergo" "Bridge Over Troubled Water" "Sancta Maria" Amazon.com: Prelude: The Best of Charlotte Church: Music: Charlotte Church