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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...

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 ...

Ensuring a MongoDB Replica Set Member's Priority Takeover Succeeds

High availability implies a system has been designed for durability, redundancy, and automatic failover such that the applications supported by the system can operate continuously and without downt...

MongoDB Versioned API

The Versioned API For Drivers Specification states “When applications interact with MongoDB, both the driver and the server participate in executing operations. Therefore, when determining applicat...

Copy MongoDB Index Definitions

To support your application’s workload properly, you’ll want to ensure you’re creating indexes to support your queries. When doing this in a development environment, unless the the Driver or ODM in...

Labyrinth: The Computer Game (Lucasfilm Games) - 1986

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Labyrinth is a 1986 graphic adventure game based on the fantasy film Labyrinth, which tasks yo...

Transylvania (Penguin Software) - 1982

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Transylvania is an adventure game from 1982 that follows the player on a quest to rescue Princ...

Retryable Writes, findAndModify and the impact on the MongoDB Oplog

When you’re monitoring your cluster using Ops Manager or MongoDB Atlas and the Replication Oplog Window is (X) drastically drops, what can you do? Having a very short operations log (oplog) wind...