On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 08:01:31PM -0400, Udikarni@stripped wrote:
> Luis - you're quite polite so I'll assume that you are ignorant rather than
I'm polite since I wanted to be respectful but honest at the same time.
> You have a university email so I'll also assume you're a student who wants to learn.
I graduated about 1 year ago, on the field since then.
> So here's your lesson for today: Don't judge people by their cover, or by their
> color, or by their name, or by their service provider. Don't assume all AOL users are
> technical lightweights, just like you don't want people to assume that all people Named
> Rodriguez are illegal aliens.
That was an uncessary and unwanted lesson. Re-read my e-mail. I was
polite since I was just trying to be honest, without making my post seem
like a troll or me just being rude.
> AOL may be a favorite with internet newbies but in many parts of the country it also
> offers the best service. Never make assumptions about people based on what ISP they use.
Unnecessary information. I already know who uses AOL. You have obviously
been insulted. I'm sorry.
PS. Please don't send uncessary e-mail to our server. Specially at
1. It doesn't exist. It's not a windows box, for god's sake.
2. You're better off just sending those e-mails to me.
3. You're giving AOL technical users a bad name
> In a message dated 5/20/2004 8:48:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> mcgrof@stripped writes:
> > On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 05:45:58PM -0400, Udikarni@stripped wrote:
> > > Another perspective on the subject of BLOB vs. Links.
> > >
> > > Links are easier to implement and may be an OK way to start. However, a
> file system is really a crude database, and I emphasize "crude". It's not very good at
> handling high transaction rates, access from multiple machines, or volume.
> > >
> > > If your application grows quickly and before you know it you have hundreds
> of folders with thousands of files in each - your file system will slow to a crawl. All
> the performance, security, and consistancy features developers have worked so hard to put
> into database engines don't or barely exist in file systems.
> > >
> > > So - if you go the link approach - you'll be fine for a while, but when you
> see the directory structure starting to buckle - it might be time to give BLOBs another
> > I'm going to be honest, sorry. Your argument seems to make sense and
> > this information is really relevant for me -- thanks. I, however, just
> > get this fuzzy feeling inside that tells me not to trust anything
> > technical any AOL user may say. Sorry again, but this time for making it
> > seem like a troll. It's not, seriously, I'm just being honest.
> > Can anyone non-AOL-lite back up Udikarni's argument? 8)
> > Luis
> > --
> > GnuPG Key fingerprint = 113F B290 C6D2 0251 4D84 A34A 6ADD
> > 4937 E20A 525E
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