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ALEX BEVILACQUA
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Journey into Adventure Games (1980-1999)

Image credit: “Point-n-click, a genre full of magic, humor and intelligence” When I was growing up in the 80’s my favourite games to play were adventure games. I’ve always found myself going back ...

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...

Mean Streets (Access Software) - 1989

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Mean Streets is set in a dystopian cyberpunk neo-noir world is the first in the series of Tex Mu...

Hopkins FBI (MP Entertainment) - 1998

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Hopkins FBI is a 1998 adventure game from MP Entertainment, most famous for very large (at the t...

Will Upgrading My MongoDB Server Version Break My Application?

Upgrading components is an important part of maintaining a healthy application. The MongoDB Server is continually being developed to include new features and functionality, as well as to fix bugs, ...

Live Migration of Sharded Clusters to MongoDB Atlas could result in TooManyLogicalSessions Errors

The following is more of a diagnostic journey than anything else, and does not reflect a current issue with MongoDB Atlas. While I was still working as a Technical Services Engineer at MongoDB i...

Cruise for a Corpse (Delphine Software International) - 1991

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Cruise for a Corpse is designed as a murder investigation. The player assumed the role of Raoul ...

My 2022 Reading List

I love to read, but I’ve found lately I have less time to actually sit down with a book. As a result I’ve been listening to a lot more audio books through Audible. Since I was able to get through m...

Nightshade (Beam Software) - 1992

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Nightshade, fully titled Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh onscreen, is an action-adventure...