Predators, 3D Illustrations by Maxim Shkret.

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Working with 3D Studio Max, Z-Brush, and Photoshop, Russian designer and illustrator Maxim Shkret has created a series of animal illustrations with a flat, yet sculptural feel. If Shkret hadn’t listed the software used on his Behance page, I probably never would have guessed 3D. Now that I know, I can totally see it. The thing that really draws me to these though, is the fact that they don’t look like your typical 3D model/illustration. Great work. Each one is also available for sale as a printed piece on his site.







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Facebook — with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter — releases MySQL built to scale

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Facebook announced on Thursday a new open source project called WebScaleSQL . The technology — a branch of the incredibly popular MySQL database — already includes contributions from Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, and Facebook promises the WebScaleSQL community will accept contributors from anyone with experience operating MySQL beyond its natural limits.

Facebook’s mastery of MySQL has been a point of pride within the company even as skeptics questioned the wisdom of sticking with the database. The last time I checked in, for a tech talk the company’s engineers gave in late 2011 (when Facebook was at a mere 800 million users), its MySQL environment was growing like crazy. Engineers talked about 60 million queries and 4 million row changes per second, and about rapidly multiplying data volumes. They also touched on the importance of flash storage, something the company has really picked up on during the ensuing couple of years.

WebScaleSQL incorporates some of these…

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