Monthly Archives: April 2011

Perl, MD5, and Unicode

Pro Tip: Perl’s Digest::MD5 hates Unicode (and so should you). Here’s what I recently learned from perldoc Digest::MD5 recently (the hard way, of course): Perl 5.8 support Unicode characters in strings. Since the MD5 algorithm is only defined for strings … Continue reading

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Databases 10 Years Ago

In preparation for the talk I’m giving tomorrow, I was assembling a slide that looks back about 10 years ago and remembering what our database infrastructure was like back then. I was at Yahoo! during that time and our leading-edge … Continue reading

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