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ALEX BEVILACQUA
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Journey into Adventure Games (1980-1999)

When I was growing up in the 80’s my favourite games to play were adventure games. I’ve always found myself going back to this genre, and as I grew up and moved into software development the ScummV...

Optimizing MongoDB Compound Indexes - The "Equality - Sort - Range" (ESR) Rule

UPDATE DOCS-11790 has finally been implemented and as a result the MongoDB public documentation now contains a tutorial for The ESR (Equality, Sort, Range) Rule!!! Working in Technical Servi...

Recovering a WiredTiger collection from a corrupt MongoDB installation

April, 1 2019: I've received a LOT of feedback on this article since it was published. I would like to point out that although the methods described here may still work, MongoDB introduced a --rep...

My Blog is FINALLY PROFITABLE!

I signed up for Google AdSense in January of 2015 in hopes of subsidizing some of the time I spent writing with ad-based revenue. Without doing any research I quickly formed some baseless expectati...

Hello Product Management

Past My MongoDB Career Journey began almost 4 years ago, and I’ve enjoyed my time as a Technical Services Engineer immensely. During my tenure as part of the organization I had the opportunity to ...

Just Finished - Terranigma

This has been a long time coming. I took a run at Terranigma in 2015 and failed miserably, but I was such a huge fan of the other Quintet titles for the SNES I just couldn’t leave this unfinished...

MongoDB Driver Monitoring

One of the great things about MongoDB Drivers is that they are all built around a common set of specifications. Though these specifications exist to facilitate the development of new language drive...

Blue Force (Tsunami Games) - 1993

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Since I just finished playing Police Quest 1 I figured I’ll stick with the “police work simulato...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (Sierra On-Line) - 1987

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is an adventure game (and police simulation) produce...

Performance Analysis of Resuming a MongoDB Change Stream

Change Streams allow applications to access real-time data changes without the complexity and risk of tailing the oplog. Applications can use change streams to subscribe to all data changes on a si...