Hi Reddit, I'm Mark Porter.
After I joined MongoDB in July 2020, people have often asked me "Aren’t you one of the SQL folks? Why would one of you join MongoDB?"
For me, since I started programming before I was a teenager, it was always about technical puzzles. Then when I got into business, it became about delighting customers; SQL and relational tech were just a means to that end. Databases are indeed amazing because of the promises they make around data in terms of consistency, ease of use, and durability that they make. A couple years ago, I sat with one of my old relational friends, before MongoDB was even a gleam in my eye, and we decided that 30+ years into our careers, databases were still hard to use by operators and developers, but especially developers (though cloud has made operations a lot easier). They were also still unpredictable and didn’t defend themselves against misuse. Not only that, but scalability and distribution were bolted on as afterthoughts rather than core elements of the product - making scaling either difficult or impractical - and always brittle.
In fact, my biggest frustration during the Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL project was how hemmed in we were. We had SQL constraining us on the top, with ORMs on top of that - leaving it hard to use and no real way to fix that. Who wants to embed obtuse SQL in their code? The PostgreSQL community (while amazing and inspiring), further constrained us by not letting us change scale out, transactions, or anything else of substance. Compatibility was sacrosanct. Not only that, but the PostgreSQL community typically takes 2-3 years to accept any architectural changes into the code base, and every one is a negotiation. So at Amazon, for Aurora (both for MySQL and PostgreSQL), all we could really do was innovate on the storage layer - mostly because it was just so very broken and not scalable in the way we envisioned. The marketing saying that "Amazon Aurora is a new database" is not quite true - it's a combination of an amazing distributed, replicated, fast storage system glued onto the bottom of PostgreSQL and into the middle of MySQL.
As I got to know MongoDB, I realized that MongoDB has very few constraints. We are the stewards of the language interfaces so that we can merge seamlessly with every language - people program MongoDB and Realm databases using their native data structures, not by programming in a different language within C, Java, Node, Python, etc. We are the custodians of th... keep reading on reddit ➡
> Porter, 20, who has not played this season due to personal issues, grew angry when he entered the locker room and realized the team gave his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.
> Sources said Porter, whose locker was moved to the wall where the younger, end-of-bench players reside, began yelling and at one point threw food.
> Sources said general manager Koby Altman came into the locker room and confronted Porter, and the player remained combative with his boss. The Cavs spent the weekend trying to trade him.
> Coach J.B. Bickerstaff heard the commotion in the locker room from his office and came in, shocked and disgusted by what he heard.
efficient, and beautiful shooting. A lot of people don’t remember he was considered the best talent of his draft before medical issues that seem to be behind him.
On the season he has averaged 16/8/1.2 blocks on 55/44/88 shooting splits.
According to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, the Cavs want to wait for Porter to be emotionally ready before rejoining the team.
> As for Kevin Porter Jr., no word when he’ll be back,” Pluto wrote. “The Cavs have said he’s dealing with some personal issues. The 20-year-old Porter had two off-court problems before the season. He wasn’t convicted of any charges, but the Cavs are concerned about his maturity. They don’t want to rush him back but will wait until they believe he’s emotionally ready to return.
Porter, 20, has been in the news for scary reasons over the last few months.
In fact, he posted a morbid message on his Instagram account in October. The scary post, which made many people think he was having suicidal thoughts, compelled the organization to get involved.
In November, Porter was arrested on weapons charges. Fortunately, the charges against the 2019 NBA Draft pick were dropped.
Porter has faced additional issues since then, including a woman accusing him of punching her in the face. All of the public drama has been a distraction for Porter and the Cavs.
Still, the Cavs are passionately fighting for and believing in Porter. The franchise is not rushing to bring Porter back into the action.
The guard collected 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in his rookie year.
After premiering Look At The Sky during his Secret Sky set, we are finally getting an official release!
>There’s no shortage of fuel for despair, but you can’t take meaningful action to improve things if you don’t have some belief that things might get better. That’s what hope is, and I think it’s an emotion worth nourishing. I wrote this song at my lowest point emotionally, when I thought I couldn’t make music anymore, and I wasn’t sure if my existence would have any meaning if I couldn’t make music. In the lyrics, I’m sort of imagining what life would be like once I was on the other side of all that fear and anxiety and sadness. I’m happy to report that it’s amazing on the other side of all this, and I’m so glad I had hope and persisted.
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Everyone's favorite anti-vaxxer, Michael Porter Jr, is back from catching COVID. Unfortunately, he has seen a decline in minutes since. Let's look at his stats.
MPJ Before Covid (4 games):
29.04 minutes average, FG%: 0.54 PPG: 19.5 RPG: 6.75 APG: 1.75 BPG: 1.5 SPG: 1
Nuggets Record: 1-3
MPJ After Covid (7 games):
23.37 minutes average, FG%: 0.51 PPG: 13.71 RPG: 5.86 APG: 0.43 BPG: 0.43 SPG: 1.29
Nuggets Record: 5-2
MPJ Most Recent (4 games):
20.80 minutes average, FG%: 0.51 PPG: 11.25 RPG: 4 APG: 0.25 BPG: 0.5 SPG: 1.25
Nuggets Record: 2-2
I'm not sure exactly why Mike Malone has pulled MPJ back, as he was seriously breaking out in the beginning of the season. Instead, Mike Malone has favored Will Barton and JaMychal Green in the starting lineup, which has caused MPJ to get that revered "not starting, which isn't important anyways stop asking, but closes out games" role that Mike Malone is fond of giving him.
However, I would not panic at this time. There's a lot of season left and MPJ is only going to get better. Don't sell low, he is an absolute talent and Mike Malone would be a fool to stifle him for much longer. I would hope to see his minutes start to edge closer to 30 MPG like they were before his COVID break. If he gets back to there the sky is the limit for him as a player and he should offer serious fantasy value.
What do you think?
Tweet >LaMelo Ball is the first Top-3 pick to score 0 points in his NBA debut since Otto Porter Jr. (2013).
>The only other Top-3 picks to be held scoreless in their NBA debut over the last 15 seasons are Hasheem Thabeet (2009) and Greg Oden (2008).
Oof what a company
>The Houston Rockets are acquiring Cleveland's Kevin Porter Jr., for a future protected second-round pick, source tells ESPN.