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Don N.


Cambridge, MA
Hometown: Cambridge

Member since:

February 14, 2006


Tell us something about your name (first, middle, last, nick, handle, etc).

I have had the LionsMane nick for more than 25 years now. At this point, I don't remember the particulars of how I got it (cuz it was before I could grow a beard), but it was from a group of National Semiconductor hippy engineers in the 70s.

How did you get interested in: computers, databases, mysql? (pick one or all of the topics)

It seemed that is where the money was when I was first getting starting in the industry. I was living in Maine at the time, so A/P, A/R, POS accounting databases were in need.


Long time computer professional and enthusiast with a need to experiment and learn. Instead of pets, I have machines. The SuSE92 dual under the bed that is my DVD player, the P4 at the desk that still runs Win2k, etc. (I think I might revise this)

What Don N. is saying about this Meetup Group

Consistently strong user group. Lots of intelligent user participation.

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  • Technocation, Inc.

    Video camera, host video files, meetup fees. They are non-profit.

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    Oracle develops the MySQL database core and offers support and training.

  • Akiban Technologies

    Has a new table grouping technology as a denormalization alternative.

  • Tokutek

    TokuDB is a drop-in replacement for InnoDB that scales MySQL®.

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