Are you a mySQL DBA that will not take a vacation because your the only person to fix a disaster if one will occur? Do you take a vacation and stay at home with your pager on you? Ask you self when was the last time you went someplace for 9 days without a pager or computer? If work is more important to you then your own personal time, then its time to take a vacation.
I just took a 9 day vacation in Hawaii, 4 days on the Big Island and the rest on Oahu. Man I haven't been this rested in years. I feel like a new man! Prior to my vacation I felt run-down and I was just going through the paces, now I'm rejuvenated-the ocean waves and hot air has given me new ideas on how to design back-end database data layouts, how to scale to new levels at less cost. I feel like I did when I graduated college-ready to take on the world-but better!
Expect many new posts! Because the original Dathan is back better then evar!