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2009-02-12 06:50:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Percona (http://www.percona.com), a leading provider of consulting and support for large, high-performance Internet applications built from open-source software, has announced their Percona Performance Conference 2009 (http://conferences.percona.com/). The conference theme is "Performance is Everything." This free event presents experts on all aspects of the full software stack, including open-source databases (especially MySQL and InnoDB),...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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