I was spending my Midsummer holiday again in the nice Finnish archipelago of Biskopsö, Nagu together with 30+ friends. As always there was a lot of good food (Fish first, meat later) and lot of drinking (Snaps (in various forms, including Salmiakki), beer, wine and Cognac).
What was new was that we had Felix Schupp, from blackray as a guest with us.
As a proof that we also know some other drinking song than the (in)famous "Helan går", we did sing for Felix a drinking song targeting database users:
To be sung to the music of 'Yesterday':
All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.
There's not half the files there used to be,
And there's a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly.
I pushed something wrong
What it was I could not say.
Now all my data's gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.
The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay,
Now I believe in yesterday.
I hope to see many of you in Oscon again, which will take place 19-23'th of July in Portland. I will be there talking about MariaDB, enjoying some bottles of black vodka with like minded people and maybe, if we can find someone that can lead the singing, participate in singing about lost backups...