• TIL: English speakers originally proposed CUT (for "coordinated universal time"), while French speakers proposed TUC (for "temps universel coordonné"). The compromise that emerged was UTC.
    2022-11-23 12:50
  • Implemented a few minor changes to how my blog is built: I can now have RSS feeds per tag, and only write the most recent file (and parents and siblings). Both was very easy to add :-)
    2022-11-11 21:23
  • Wow, just discovered by accident that gitlab will not only render OpenAPI Spec files nicely, but also provide a nice mini-app including auth and sending test reqs to whatever servers are defined in the spec.
    2022-11-07 14:54
  • Ouch: https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/internet-5
    2022-11-06 20:39
  • Ugh, who came up with this: A field "catgeory" which can include multiple catgegories as one big string, separated by comma; Categories can include commas; so we have easily parsable crap like "Advent und Weihnacht, Blas, Country, Volks- und Weltmusik, Chor, Gospel und Kirchenmusik"
    2022-11-04 13:23
  • TIL: City of Vienna uses "Gauß-Krüger M 34 MGI Austria GK East" aka EPSG 31256 for their geo data: https://digitales.wien.gv.at/open-data/geowebservices/#koordinatensysteme
    2022-11-03 15:16
  • I had a very nice Berlin.pm #Perl meeting yesterday evening (after #pgconfeu) at a cosy Biergarten with an amazing chestnut tree, good food and a slightly strange combination of drinks (Fassbrause because Berlin, Amldudler because I never had it in Germany). Lots of nice chats with old and new friends, discovered that "https://metacpan.org/author/ANDK":ANDK is a big fan of oe1.orf.at, learned about f4map.com and an interesting Critical Mass app (and that there will be a ride today), and finally had a nice bike ride home, escorted by ANDK and sorry-forgot-your-name.
    2022-10-28 08:24
  • My new varifocal glasses (yes, I'm that old) don't work well with the setup in the smaller rooms at #pgconfeu (flat floor and low hanging monitors) because I have to tilt my head to see above the heads in front of me, which results in me viewing through the "near" zone of the multifocals, which makes the slides (which are not near..) hard to read.
    2022-10-27 12:47
  • Currently in Berlin for Postgres Conf EU with lots of attendees (600!) and very few masks...
    2022-10-27 11:46
  • Corona-Vax-Level: 4
    2022-09-18 12:10
  • This looks very interesting: https://github.com/jonasbn/ebirah - pack Dist::Zilla into a docker container #Perl
    2022-09-07 08:25
  • I suffer from latitude/longitude dyslexia.
    2022-08-10 10:18
  • Wasted another 2h of my life with encoding issues, in the end the culprit was that Template::Toolkit INSERT behaves differently than PROCESS. I should really check out that potato farmer job again..
    2022-08-05 13:28
  • "Seriously, imagine if 20 years later the authors of Winnie the Pooh came back with a trilogy of books about how Piglet and Rooh were dragged into a world-ending contest of good versus evil that gave them PTSD and then they got on a boat to heaven-America with a bunch of heffalumps. That’s how LOTR feels to me." - https://featherlessbipeds.substack.com/p/why-didnt-gandalf-own-a-colt-45
    2022-06-28 12:29
  • My stupid OS only comes with git 2.25, so my `git start` alias now looks like this: start = !git init && git commit --allow-empty -m \"Initial commit\" && git branch -M main which lets me use `main` as the default branch name
    2022-06-17 09:57
  • "Everyone has a test environment, not everyone is lucky enough to have a separate production environment." - https://github.com/DavidBrightSparc/Tenets-of-IT
    2022-05-31 11:48
  • Perl 5.36 released, lot's of nice new features: https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.36.0/view/pod/perldelta.pod
    2022-05-28 11:30
  • That's a very weird claim for a mouse: "SCROLL 1,000 LINES PER SECOND" - https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/mice/mx-master-3s.910-006557.html
    2022-05-24 15:02
  • Nice: I finally managed to set up gmail via offlineimap/mutt/smtp, so I'll never have to user their ugly webmail again!
    2022-05-18 13:43
  • Listening to "Let us play" (Coldcut) again for the first time in years - what a great album!
    2022-05-02 12:32
  • Rechtsstaat & Anti-Korruptionsvolksbegehren: https://antikorruptionsbegehren.at/ - diese Woche unterschreiben, geht ganz easy mit Handysignatur
    2022-05-02 07:42
  • Yes, it does! Yay #Perl (and #SQLite, #git and the rest of the stack...)
    2022-05-01 20:09
  • And now let's see if my microblog wrapper also forwards to Mastodon...
    2022-05-01 20:07
  • nice: EU sets up mastodon server: https://social.network.europa.eu/about
    2022-04-29 10:06
  • Bin mit der Proletenpassion aufgewachen, Ostbahn hab ich eher ausgelassen, aber in Kombi mit zB Molden habe ich ihn die letzten paar Jahre gerne und oft gehört. RIP Willi...
    2022-04-24 19:18
  • I like it how broccoli gets greener when you blanch it.
    2022-04-05 16:29
  • Another idea to represent 🐪 and 🦋 in acronyms like "GPW" (German Perl/Raku Workshop) is to interpret the letter "P" as a superposition of the Latin/Greek/Cyrllic letter P/Ρ/Р :-)
    2022-04-01 13:44
  • https://www.siepomaga.pl/russian-bear
    2022-03-25 13:29
  • "I'm old enough to remember when the Internet wasn't a group of five websites, each consisting of screenshots of text from the other four." - https://twitter.com/tveastman/status/1069674780826071040 (via Cory Doctorow)
    2022-01-31 21:35
  • boosted to anti-covid-level 3
    2021-11-20 15:57