Once again, a complete lack of new content on this blog is marginally explained by conference activity. I recently spoke about different deployment options at the ThinkVitamin Code Management & Deployment online conference, if you're interested check the Deployment Tactics slides on slideshare.
In a few weeks time I'll be talking about ZeroMQ at the excellent PHP UK Conference in London on the 25th of Feb, and if you haven't already got a ticket you can get one for £20 off thanks to a PHPUK followers discount. Search fans may be interested in talks on Elastic Search, by @a, hadoop by @dzuelke, and a NoSQL comparison by @lorenzoalberton.
After that, it's off to Canadia in March to the monstrous ConFoo, where I'll be talking about doing Solr properly (and Andrei is doing his Elastic Search talk again, for double the Lucene pleasure), then in May to Chicago for PHP Tek, where I'll be talking about ZeroMQ, Debugging, and Finding Fraudsters (with the help of some machine learning techniques).