We will not put baby/kids pictures online

Lots, if not everyone goes crazy about privacy. Well, putting pictures or videos of your baby or kids online is actually invading theirs. Our kid will have the choice later to do whatever he/she likes with the millions of shots we’ve made, just like us, the pre-born mass-Internet kiddoes.

So, this is a call: respect your kid’s privacy and ask if you can expose them when they reached an age they actually understand the consequences. Ask yourself if you’d agree your parents suddenly start to post nude pictures of you in the bathtube when you were 5.

MySQL Connector/Python 0.1.5 release: critical bug fix

We just released MySQL Connector/Python 0.1.5 which includes a critical bug fix. It was impossible to read big result sets. The files for 0.1.4-release have been removed.

You can download MySQL Connector/Python from Launchpad.

Highlights:

  • It was impossible to retrieve big result sets. (bug lp:551533 and lp:586003)
  • Changing copyright from Sun to Oracle (also fixing silly typo)

A very Big Thanks goes to the reporters of bug lp:551533 and lp:586003. Apologies for not being able to reproduce the bug earlier, before releasing 0.1.4.

About MySQL Connector/Python: MySQL Connector/Python is implementing the MySQL Client/Server protocol completely in Python. No MySQL libraries are needed, and no compilation is necessary to run this Python DB API v2.0 compliant driver. It is compatible with Python v2.5 and later as well as Python v3.1 and later.

The Dragon and The River

For a long time, the Dragon of Kraków has been fiercely protecting its den under the Wavel Hill spewing flames. An attraction for lots, a legend for many: day in, day out it is admired.

Dragon's Breath

From time to time however, flames are no match for water. When rain reigns the sky and falls down to grow the mighty rivers, the dragon stands powerless. People and cameras turn their backs on it to watch the Vistula raise and flow rapidly.

Dragon is forgotten: Wisła gets all attention

The Dragon of Kraków stands there, forgotten, ignored.. Probably wondering how flooded its cave is.

MySQL Connector/Python 0.1.4-devel available

Next development release 0.1.4 of MySQL Connector/Python is now available for download. This will be the last in the 0.1-series as we move on to 0.2. The aim is to release more often to get to v1.0. Hurray!

Highlights:

  • Reading from network was broken for bigger packages.
  • Reimplementing protocol.MySQLProtocol marking simpler and easier to maintain.
  • It is now possible to send multiple statements to MySQL using MySQLCursor.execute(). The results are accessible by calling the method next_resultset().
  • MySQLCursor.callproc() will now store all result sets as a MySQLCursorBuffered. They are accessible using the next_proc_resultset() method. The result of the stored procedure is returned by callproc() itself as defined by PEP249.
  • MySQL DATETIME conversion to Python datetime.datetime is now much faster.
  • Some overall performance improvements.
  • Copyright notice changes.

Big thanks to everyone using and reporting bugs found in MySQL Connector/Python. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and report problems or feature requests using Launchpad.

About MySQL Connector/Python: MySQL Connector/Python is implementing the MySQL Client/Server protocol completely in Python. No MySQL libraries are needed, and no compilation is necessary to run this Python DB API v2.0 compliant driver. It is compatible with Python v2.5 and later as well as Python v3.1 and later.

Kraków and Poland preparing for next big flooding

Today I walked along the Wisła (Vistula river) in Kraków. The past week it didn’t stop raining and it starts to show.

Wisła and Wawel castle

It is the first time that I personally see such event. The river seems to be taking over the city. The Wavel castle is still safe standing up the hill. The Dragon on the other hand is suffering from lack of attention as all eyes and cameras are now on the Vistula river.

Dragon is forgotten: Wisła gets all attention

Meanwhile, the construction of the new pedestrian bridge is on hold. At this moment they are trying to build and maintain a wall so the water is not streaming directly on the site. Seems like the bridge gets baptized prematurely.

Protecting the new pedestrian bridge

More pictures on Flickr.