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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

Working in Technical Services at MongoDB I find that time and again customers need assistance understanding why the operations they’ve created indexes for may not be performing optimally. When prov...

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...

Generate MongoDB Index Utilization Report

When MongoDB 3.2 introduced the $indexStats aggregation pipeline stage accesses details were suddenly accessible to users. As a result, scripts could now be written to better understand how frequen...

What Versions of MongoDB Has This Node Run?

Ever wanted to know how many different versions of MongoDB the current node has run under? Assuming the node’s local database hasn’t been reset (for example via an initial sync), it will contain a ...

Troubleshooting 'MongoDB Cursor xxxxxx not found' Errors

Read operations that return multiple documents do not immediately return all values matching the query. Because a query can potentially match very large sets of documents, these operations rely upo...

MongoDB Driver Specifications

To ensure official MongoDB Drivers are developed with consistent functionality and APIs MongoDB maintains a set of public specifications (see GitHub Repository) that driver engineers can reference ...

Sanitarium (DreamForge Intertainment) - 1998

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. I took a little break from this series to work on other writing projects, but considering Scum...

Just Finished - Sword of Hope

The Sword of Hope was released for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1991 by Kemko/Seika. The story involves a dragon having gained control over the king of Riccar, manipulating him into removing the Swo...

Just Finished - Brain Lord

Brain Lord is an action RPG from 1994 for the Super Nintendo published by Enix. The story follows Remeer (you), who’s father being the last of the dragon warriors was sent on a quest to find the ...