Looking for a distraction? Here are 25 of our favourite long reads

If you feel like reading about something other than coronavirus – and filling some more time during lockdown – then dive into a few of these highlights from the long read archive When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig … Read more Looking for a distraction? Here are 25 of our favourite long reads

The new rules of lockdown: how to stay clean, safe and two metres away from everyone

Is it OK to sit and chat to your neighbour in their front garden; should you disinfect your bank card regularly; and do woolly gloves offer any protection? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage We face, among other more existential challenges, a whole new set of rules. Coronavirus has turned etiquette on its … Read more The new rules of lockdown: how to stay clean, safe and two metres away from everyone

18 Things You Can Do to Remove MySQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic (Part One)

This is a three-part blog series. Be on the lookout for parts two and three in the coming days. There was no reason to plan for it, but the load on your system increased 100%, 300%, 500%, and your MySQL database has to support it. This is a reality many online systems have to deal … Read more 18 Things You Can Do to Remove MySQL Bottlenecks Caused by High Traffic (Part One)