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PG Phriday: Broken Parts

Partitioning tables in Postgres can be an extremely risky endeavor. Unfortunately on many larger systems, it’s also essentially a requirement; the maximum size of a Postgres table is 32TB. This isn’t just because converting an existing table to a series of partitions is expensive or time consuming. We must consider how the query planner will react to the partitioned version of a table. There’s also the very real risk we will (or...

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Today I will kill my startup

I’ve spent two and a half years trying to get my startup, Ignite Your Match, off the ground. I didn’t focus on it consistently at all, but it’s been a long and sordid relationship. Yesterday, I realized that one of the crucial features was broken (again) and I realized I just needed to take the whole project behind the barn and shoot it.It’s sad. I’m sad. This feels like dumping a girlfriend. You probably know the feeling:...