My brother Steve lives near Brands Hatch in Kent. This is quite appropriate really. He’s always been a bit of a thrill-seeker. After his motorbike accident a few years back, he seems to have decided to treat the wheelchair as merely a transfer from two wheels to four.
“I’ve got a new Nissan” he told me the other day. “It’ll probably go round Brands Hatch quite slowly”.
What’s this ? Has the daredevil spirit suddenly disappeared and been replaced by a Nissan Micra ?
Steve’s latest mode of transport is a Nissan GT-R. It looks like it’s breaking the speed limit, even when it’s parked on the drive.
Steve assures me that hitting the throttle is not so much a means of increasing speed as a command to engage warp drive.
All of which speed-freakery brings me to the point of this post, namely sizing the SGA_TARGET so that your database will be just that bit faster. (more…)