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 radar.apple.com] 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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Wednesday, August 05th, 2009

After last week’s got.rb meeting we went out to grab a beer and continue our geeky discussions.  I just want to make a note to myself that the wonderful beer I had (after CJ refused it) was a Gueuze Fond Tradition from Belgium.  It’s not available at Systembolaget, much like this summer’s first favourite, Gjutarns [...]

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009

All hackers want to live on the edge. What we rarely reflect on is the fact that most things have more than one edge. Adaptation curves have two: one where the early adopters build up their reputation for cool and one where I found myself this afternoon. Apparently I should have let go of Fedora [...]

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Sunday, April 05th, 2009

Git bisect is the hero of the week! It turned out that some time between now and three weeks ago, the login functionality broke in the Rails app we’re developing. It didn’t break completely, of course, just in certain environments. And looking at the logs, I had no idea what the error could be, so [...]

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