Will Faught

March 2016

“CockroachDB Skitters Into Beta”

I’ve been looking forward to this. NewSQL seems like the future. NoSQL has impressive strengths, but managing denormalization is a pain in the ass. One of the most notable features of CockroachDB is just how simple it is to deploy. CockroachDB is a single binary which requires only the location of one or more storage devices to manage. Starting a multi-node cluster is as simple as starting the first node on its own and then pointing each additional node at the first node or any other node which has already joined the cluster.

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Will Faught

1 minute

September 2008

A Video Game Idea

I’m very intrigued by alpha and beta versions of video games. It’s fascinating to see early incarnations of the final product. It’s like discovering a secret world, the backstage of the game world, that few actually witness. Granted, most of it is rough draft quality and incomplete, but it’s always interesting to see what might have been. You can find tons of screen shots and videos of alpha and beta versions of one of my favorite games, The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time.

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Will Faught

2 minutes