Contrary to what you might think, “select star” is no more than a geek reference.
This is what happens in my head when I try to remember things. I imagine there are many SQL tables. I then do a “select * from faces” if I was to remember someone I might have known before.
Soon enough I get the message, “Error: MySQL server has gone away.” Huh? The query timed out. I then try a few other queries. “Select * from events where face.properties in (‘white’,'male’,'funny mustache’,'smiles a lot’)”
A few minutes later and there is a potential result, I can feel my brain working hard. Sadly there are no results even for a few more minutes. I then decide heck, I’m not going to remember this guy even if I run multiple queries on a memcached MySQL cluser grid.
# killall mysql && /etc/init.d/mysql start
And there it is, what happens in my brain when I try to remember someone’s face.
“Powered by MySQL”