Category Archives: Personal

Time for a new look

How time flies! It’s almost 4 years (July 19, 2010) that this blog went online. Ever since that, this site had the same look.

Four years are a long time for the World Wide Web and the site’s look became quite a bit dated. Even worse, it didn’t respond to small screen sizes like those of smart phones or tablets which four years ago were not as common as they are today. So it was time for a new (responsive) theme and voilà … here it is!

Please enjoy this site not only on your desktop, but also on your mobile devices.

mpopp.net on mobile device

(Psst, there’s a rumor going around that db4free.net is up for something new as well.)

5th anniversary working for MySQL

On May 17, 2006 – exactly 5 years ago – I started my new job as web developer at MySQL AB.

Since then I closed 3,049 web requests, worked with 9 colleagues in the web team, had 4 direct managers, attended the MySQL User Conference in Santa Clara, CA 4 times (2006-2009, although in 2006 I wasn’t an employee yet, but that was when I got hired, so lets count it) and one all-company meeting in Orlando, FL and went through 2 acquisitions: in 2008 to Sun Microsystems and in 2010 to Oracle.

Time to say thank you to all the great people who I had the pleasure to work with during these 5 years!