Friday, February 23rd, 2018

I haven’t used JavaScript and CSS seriously for many years now. These dinosaur-riddled posts provided good catch-up material for both:

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

I’d better put it in Spanish too: Como enviar una carta desde España a Suecia usando sellos “Tarifa A”. Spanish “Tarifa A” stamps don’t have a printed value. Instead their value is whatever the cost is to send a normal 20g letter within the Iberian peninsula. So in order to send a letter, one has [...]

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Friday, August 03rd, 2012

Really interesting article by Ian Grigg (from 2005) on how digital signatures (and third-party signatories) can take bookkeeping to the next level.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

[This is the error report I sent to Apple at] Summary: While upgrading to iOS 5, the final restore of the backup taken at the beginning failed. A few days later, iTunes offered to try again, which I accepted. Unfortunately, the pictures I had taken during those days were deleted by the restore. Steps [...]

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I can’t pass up an opportunity like this, it’s just too bad.  I just got an SMS from FedEx.  The message says that they have a parcel for me and that I should call for delivery.  The message starts with something I can only assume is a parcel number, or whatever they prefer to call [...]

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Swedish ISP Loopia offers free email forwarding for any domain for which they handle DNS.  Unfortunately, this includes a spam filter that the customer cannot turn off, unless they pay, which means it’s not free anymore. So what’s wrong with some free spam filtering?  Well, this is what happened: A prospective client sent an email with [...]

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Sunday, September 19th, 2010

To raise the max size for file uploads, it’s not enough to set upload_max_filesize to 50M.  One also has to set post_max_size to something that is at least as big.  I don’t think that’s how it used to be, or I wouldn’t have spent an hour looking for the solution. I’m running Ubuntu now, so I [...]

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Sunday, March 28th, 2010

[A note for casual readers: These notes are not meant to be objective representations of what different speakers said at Scottish Ruby Conference. They are my interpretations in my context.] [Update 2010-03-29, morning: added more links. 2010-03-29, evening: re-phrased note on gender distribution and separated it from note on sexism, since I don't think of them [...]

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Friday, August 14th, 2009

SQLite3 is truly dynamically typed. To a fault: sqlite> select count(*) from posts where external_id = 199252; 0 sqlite> select count(*) from posts where external_id = ’199252′; 1 sqlite> select count(*) from posts where external_id = 199793; 1 sqlite> select count(*) from posts where external_id = ’199793′; 0 One day I suppose I will find [...]

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