Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

MySQL Mug and Ten Years of MySQL and PHP

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the how-many-landlords-work-at-mysql dept.

Databases 109

Jamesday writes "Monty Widenius accepted a plaque celebrating ten years of MySQL and PHP at LinuxTag. Until the end of June MySQL also has some 10th anniversary MySQL mugs on sale which feature the names of all MySQL employees in April 2005, about 200 people who can personally testify that you can make a living from open source software. Since Slashdot and MySQL share many users in common, I asked the MySQL community manager to give some mugs away to the Slashdot crowd. An arbitrary number of registered Slashdot posters, at least one, whose answers are closest to the exact date when MySQL 1.0 was first released internally will get one. Answers in response to this post, 24 hour time limit; no employees, former employees, their relatives or others we think should be ineligible. Winner(s) will be notified by a reply to their post."

cancel ×

109 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Let's try... (1)

KinkifyTheNation (823618) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929476)

May 15, 1995?

Re:Let's try... (1)

hdparm (575302) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929596)

Since you forgot to claim 1st post, I hope you'll at least get a mug, as a consolation prize.

Re:Let's try... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12941582)

I'd take the mug over first post anyday.

I'm gonna go with... (1)

Plural of Mongoose (808754) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930356)

Just in time!

April... (1)

black mariah (654971) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929494)

April 19th, 1995.

May 16th.. (1)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929496)

Since this is in June... the internal release must have been in mid May . Anyway, I just picked it because it's my birtday ;)

May 20th, 1995 -nt- (1)

irc.goatse.cx troll (593289) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929505)


April 25, 1995 (1)

capaz (458747) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929519)

must have been April 25, 2005.

Re:April 25, 1995 (1)

capaz (458747) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929531)

crap! ignore post body... subject line is official entry. :-|

Re:April 25, 1995 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12929547)

Now that's funny.

April 1st, 1995 (1)

mindstormpt (728974) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929532)

Those liars.

ok (2, Informative)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929536)

May the 28th 1995 , at 2:37 PM and 13 seconds
Big shout out to Nostrodamus for that one

"There is also a reference to three years and seven months of peace before the war. Breytenbach told the newspaper that he suddenly realized that the Dayton peace accord was signed Nov. 21, 1995 and that adding three years and seven months to that brings us to the end of June 1999. But that Nostradamus passage is open to other interpretations. An alternative is that an alien being (King of Terror) will descend from the sky, destroying and enslaving humankind.""
Which clearly means that Mysql was released on may the 28th accounting for nostrodamus and his eccentricities in adding extra months and 2 days. Clearly the king of terror relates to mysql

June 1st 1995 (1)

MoonFog (586818) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929542)

Wonder how many others scurried off to Wikipedia .. no luck there though, so I'm just guessing.

Wikipedia (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929588)

They should offer a mug to the one who will add an History section to the Wikipedia article...

Dictionary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12929543)

Mug. n. a someone who chose to use mysql when other were available....

Stab in the dark (1)

captainclever (568610) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929551)

May 02 1995, 2pm.

Re:Stab in the dark (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930294)

Lol at 2pm. Mind as well give them the milisecond too.

Ten year anniversary and Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12929553)

Dec 10, 1994 perhaps? Assuming the delay is about six months or so.

May 10th, 1995 (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929555)

It was a thursday.

Here is a 1995 calendar for Sweden.

And don't bother to look here [wikipedia.org] or here [mysql.com] : the answer is not yet there.

Re:May 10th, 1995 (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929566)

Well, in fact it was a wednesday [timeanddate.com] .

February 14, 1995 (1)

wcbarksdale (621327) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929560)

February 14, 1995

May 10th, 1995 (1)

Radioactive Zorm (803479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929572)

My vote goes towards May 6th, 1995.

may-ish (1)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929579)

i'm gonna go with the ides of may (not march) - may 15, 1995

April 2nd (1)

hdparm (575302) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929587)

See subject.

My answer is... (1)

dolmen.fr (583400) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929610)

...written here [timeanddate.com] .

Feb 28th '95 (1)

whatever3003 (536979) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929632)

February 28th 1995 -- my b.day :)

absolutley no research went into the making of this claim.

Re:Feb 28th '95 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12929988)

Wow, you're only 10 years old?

Re:Feb 28th '95 (1)

whatever3003 (536979) | more than 9 years ago | (#12940005)

bah! > Or checking the accuracy of the spelling ;) eh? ... you're seeing things.

Re:Feb 28th '95 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12930150)

Or checking the accuracy of the spelling ;)

May 18 1995 (1)

Mr2cents (323101) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929643)

May 18 1995.

Or else some other day.

I choose...... (1)

bloodredsun (826017) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929661)

28 April 1995...and that's a complete wild-assed guess

April 14, 1995 (1)

srlunsford (697271) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929670)

We'll shoot for 14 April 1995, but that's probably way off.

March 15th 1995 (1)

ziekke (553197) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929675)

I'm going to go with Marth 15th 1995

10th of september (1)

myspys (204685) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929684)

is my wild guess :)

May 2nd (1)

rritterson (588983) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929687)

They were aiming for May 1st, but missed it by a day.

I know for certain it was... (3, Funny)

darkov (261309) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929706)

1st Jan 1970.

Did I win?

April 1st, 1995 (1)

TheViciousOverWind (649139) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929719)

Internally, it must have been april the 1st :D

may 26 (1)

nkaroly (844397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929772)

it's my birthday ;)

my guess (1)

crowke (300971) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929792)

April, 24th 1995

January 27, 1995! (1)

blargh-dot-com (181292) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929796)

January 27, 1995, found by the magical "dart in a calendar on the wall" method.

May 17th 1995 (nt) (1)

dyefade (735994) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929811)

If it was really a Thursday... (see post above).

March 1, 1995 (1)

Craig Maloney (1104) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929852)

My guess is March 1, 1995.

I'm probably wrong though.

I'm always a bit off on these things.

I'm so depressed.

May 2, 1995 (1)

Bodero (136806) | more than 9 years ago | (#12929934)

May 2, 1995.

I'm going to guess.... (1)

Sentry21 (8183) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930029)

The second of May, '95. Why not? It must have been in May, they started with the mugs a while back, and it makes sense to release at the start or end of the month.

It's an open source project... (0)

ThePlague (30616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930122)

So it's a trick question; 1.0 hasn't been released yet (last stable version 0.9.8.2137, latest nightly 0.9.9.3334), but real soon now!

May 9th, 1995 (1)

weinholt (253455) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930123)

More precisely: 1995-05-09 08:13:20 +0200.

April 12 (1)

slashflood (697891) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930131)

April 12

By the way, I've never seen that message before:
Slow Down Cowboy!

Slashdot requires you to wait longer between hitting 'reply' and submitting a comment.

It's been 17 seconds since you hit 'reply'.

Chances are, you're behind a firewall or proxy, or clicked the Back button to accidentally reuse a form. Please try again. If the problem persists, and all other options have been tried, contact the site administrator.

I've got it! (1)

(A)*(B)!0_- (888552) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930134)

It was: April 2nd, 1995

my guess (1)

krs-one (470715) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930212)

April 2nd, 1995

May 9, 1995 (1)

eyeball (17206) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930265)

May 9, 1995.

Good old TCX DataKonsult AB. :)

April 27, 1995 (1)

Metasquares (555685) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930273)

There's just something about getting the employees to sign the mug in April... and this keeps with it being a Thursday (if that's more than just a rumor) and happens to be very close to the day that this article was posted.

1995 May 3rd, 14:45 (1)

Jussi K. Kojootti (646145) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930292)

..give or take a couple of minutes

April 1st, 1980. (1)

sporty (27564) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930353)

After all, we are talking about a DB with lackluster features and poorer performance compared to other databases.

April 2 (1)

slashflood (697891) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930528)


April 2

May 9, 1995 (1)

Zaurus (674150) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930550)

May 9, 1995

June 10th, 1995 (1)

truz24 (800762) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930563)

June 10th, 1995

May 5th 1995 (1)

McCarron (689690) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930570)

Well it was released on "Cinco De MySQL" of course. 5-5-95... no research, just an arbitary guess.

Feb 14, 1995 (1)

alexjohns (53323) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930634)

Staying away from the April/May/June herd.

Ten years of MySQL... (1)

mattgreen (701203) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930726)

And we're just now getting stored procedures! Welcome to ten years ago!

March 5, 1995 (1)

TotoLeFoobar (256317) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930801)

March 5, 1995

Random date from old documentation. :-)

Re:March 5, 1995 (1)

Evangelion (2145) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931634)

May 5, 2005

26 April 1995 (1)

kbahey (102895) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930889)

Would 26 April 1995 do?

May 4th. (1)

richie2000 (159732) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930894)

May 4th, 1995. My wild guess is as good as anybody's!

May 9th, 1995 (1)

Artemis (14122) | more than 9 years ago | (#12930978)

May 9th, 1995

My Best Guess (1)

Captain Large Face (559804) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931104)

15th of May 1995.

Digging gave me... (1)

Nos. (179609) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931161)

I'm going to guess Febuary 20th 1995. I saw a date in some old docs of March 5th and figure it predates that.

January 11, 1995 (1)

D'Sphitz (699604) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931233)

January 11, 1995

April 02 1995 at 8:32:25 PM GMT (1)

lengau (817416) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931506)

Wishful thinking?

Febuary 13, 1995 (1)

brunes69 (86786) | more than 9 years ago | (#12931672)

Wild Guess...

May 4 1995 (1)

Linux_ho (205887) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932128)

Or maybe... no wait...

My guess is (1)

+Majere+ (178506) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932180)

Feb. 15, because I bet a lonely nerd stayed up all night on Valentine's Day to get it ready.

May 5 (1)

Evangelion (2145) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932276)

May 5, 1995

January 12th (1)

thewolfmansays (608931) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932443)

...is my guess. Go MySQL!!

April 18, 1995 (1)

duggy_92127 (165859) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932658)

I pick April 18, 1995. 11:20am.

Doug

Test (1)

murat (262137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932674)

Test.

April 21st (1)

Quill_28 (553921) | more than 9 years ago | (#12932956)

My guess

It's gotta be (1)

ClippyHater (638515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12933206)

May 7, 1995... ok, maybe not, but that'd be pretty neat :)

April 15, 1995 12:00 AM (1)

MrCJC (140323) | more than 9 years ago | (#12933586)

When the build actually built and the poor guy stressing screamed.

My Guess... (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 9 years ago | (#12933670)

March 18, 1995

Why? Dunno. Just typing the date that popped into my noggin;-)

April 4, 1995 (1)

mufasio (304185) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934005)

Just a guess.

June 18, 1995 (1)

hanshq.net (671857) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934050)

Why not?

April 11, 1995 (1)

MacroRex (548024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934104)

That must be it.

Beware the ides of mysql (1)

Geoffreyerffoeg (729040) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934321)

March 15, 44 BC...I mean, March 15, 1995.

04-06 (1)

unDiWahn (599102) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934558)

That'd be April 6th. I wanna mug sooo baad...

Date (1)

The Madpostal Worker (122489) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934573)

April 29th, 1995

or so.

April 18, 1995. 8:45pm -nt- (1)

kryptx (894550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934707)

-nt-

I bid $1, Bob (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12934778)

I learned this on The Price is Right. Wait, what are we guessing?

Sometime in 1994 (1)

atomic-penguin (100835) | more than 9 years ago | (#12934889)

I am guessing somewhere MySQL was released internally around February 14, 1994.

April 20th, 1995 (1)

BeBoxer (14448) | more than 9 years ago | (#12935391)

Seems like as good a guess as any. The hive mind seems to think it was in the spring, and that's my birthday. We'll go with 04/20/1995. Or is that 20/04/1995?

January 23rd, 1995 (1)

Megaslow (694447) | more than 9 years ago | (#12935419)

Just a W.A.G.

April 16th 1995 (1)

mnmn (145599) | more than 9 years ago | (#12935698)

My birthday!

April 17, 1995 (1)

pulitz (827217) | more than 9 years ago | (#12936060)

'nuff said.

14.04.1995 (1)

dot.solipsist (895369) | more than 9 years ago | (#12936463)

I love MySQL and I love my Mother. Therefore, my Mother and MySQL must share a birthday.

Re:14.04.1995 (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12940078)

If your mothers only ten , that must make you the youngest poster on slashdot by a considerable amount. You must be somewhere between 0 and - 30

3. June 1994 (1)

gabejackson (895933) | more than 9 years ago | (#12937397)

Should have been close to 3. June 1994

Typo (1)

DaracMarjal (513394) | more than 9 years ago | (#12939741)

Yet another typo graces the front page of Slashdot. Of course, what they meant to say was:

"No employees, former employees, their relatives or others, we think, should be ineligible." Hurrah for inclusivity.

Re:Typo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12940189)

No, they had it right. 'We think' isn't being used as an appositive. Those who are ineligible are employees, former employees, relatives, and anyone else that they think should be ineligible.

May 28 1995 (1)

the_archivist (686965) | more than 9 years ago | (#12940140)

As good a date as any
Load More Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?