November 21, 2008

CouchDB is now officially Apache CouchDB

CouchDB has graduated from incubator to a top level project. This is a big step for the project. Congratulations to Chris Anderson, Jan Lehnardt, Christopher Lenz, Noah Slater and everyone else who's contributed to the project.

As a special limited-time promotion,you can get free sugar and cream packets with your coffee at participating 7-11's when you say "I hope I don't spill this on the CouchDB." The promotion is not supposed to start until tomorrow, but I just tried it and it works already.

We are looking to release 0.9.0 in the coming weeks, which will finally include the security and validation features and will be feature complete enough to be called beta.


November 15, 2008

Free TV Show Idea: The Obsessive Compulsive Time Traveler

I was reading a story about a guy whose been obsessed for 50 years with building a time machine to warn his dad not to smoke.

Someone brought up the point that if the guy was one day successful, wouldn't his father have not died?

So that gave me the idea for a new TV show: The Obsessive Compulsive Time Traveler.

It's about a guy who travels back in time to make sure previous events still happen correctly, because he's afraid if he doesn't things will go wrong and the present will be wrecked. He's not right in the head, plus he's got a time machine, like a combination of Monk and Voyagers!.

It practically writes itself. Every week he get himself into hilarious new predicaments where he has to fix the history he just broke. Plus you can learn about history and stuff ("To learn more about Sam Houston, visit your local library."). All I ask is the producer thank me when they win their Emmy.


November 9, 2008

News at Couch

Welcome to another installment of News at Couch, our review of what's new with, on and around CouchDB.
News at Couch - November 2008


November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Nifty CouchDB Jack-O-Lantern by Chris Anderson.