about

This site is maintained by Ryan Thiessen, a Database developer and administrator in Seattle WA.

I speak for myself, not my employer.

I am currently DBA Lead and MySQL guru at Big Fish Games,  focusing on High Availability and data consistency across multiple data centres.  And of course I always maintains a passionate interest in performance optimization and tuning.  And cheese.

This blog is where I’m going to post about technology items, mainly database and Linux oriented, usually focusing on the MySQL platform.  For other ramblings see my sporadically updated personal site which is of little interest to anyone except myself.