As the song goes, "it's been a while".
I wanted to leave a note here for anyone that hasn't read it on other more active blogs but might stumble upon this in a freak search engine accident. There's a couple of notable dates for the UK MySQL scene over the next few months.
Firstly the `MySQL London Meetup` is hosting on the 18th of July 2011 and they have some MySQL rockstars talking and socialising. I'm looking forward to hearing both Zaitzev's Scaling MySQL talk and Andrew Hutchings' (@linuxjedi) words on Drizzle. There's loads of other good material too, so check out the event page.
Later in the year Peter returns to London for Percona Live in October. This is a one day intensive summit packed to the brim with expert talks, advice and all the tricks you can stuff a dolphin with.
There's also an 'open-bar' evening event which intriques me as I'm not sure if it's an excuse for a beer or something totally different. Head over to the Percona site for more details.
I should be attending both so hopefully see you there.