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PostgreSQL URIs versus Unix Domain Sockets

30 Mar 2020 15:46


I recently saw https://mydbanotebook.org/post/cant-connect/g/post/cant-connect/ which presents a nice little flowchart for debugging why you might not be able to connect to your PostgreSQL database. I was recently struggling with setting database connections inside the context of Gitlab CI, where my regression test needed to connect to a “sidecar” PostgreSQL instance. (See the repo… https://gitlab.com/cbbrowne/mahout/-/blob/master/.gitlab-ci.yml) I […]


fasd – a smarter cd

22 Mar 2020 20:45


Once upon a time I used to use https://github.com/wting/autojump as a way for my systems to help me quickly navigate to my favorite Directories Of Interest. Basically, it did (and similar tools also do) the following: cd is instrumented to capture directory locations each time one visits a new directory, and store them in a […]


Warring with My Tasks

8 Feb 2020 10:47


The local LUG had a talk recently about Task Warrior, which inspired me to give the tool a poke. I have had excessively fragmentary handlings of outstanding ToDo items, where I have assortedly used: Index cards to note things, but this is really ephemeral; I tend to turf them quickly, and only the most immediate […]


A wee jot about Mosh

28 Jan 2020 13:41


I have been using Mosh for quite a number of years now; it is a notionally “mobile” shell that nicely supports devices with intermittent connectivity. On occasion, I have used it as an alternative protocol to ssh when using my laptops/tablets/phones to connect to shell sessions. Its main merits (to me) are that: Sessions can […]


Oh Shell

13 Jan 2020 18:06


I have been poking for a while at the Oh Shell, presented at the 2018 BSDCan. It observes that there are a bunch of things about shells that tend to be painful, which has led to a whole bunch of shells coming out that are (exceedingly thin) veils over other programming languages, which then naturally […]


Happy 2020

3 Jan 2020 18:26


It sure has been a while since the last time I did up a blog entry… A thing for 2020 is to do so slightly more frequently, perhaps somewhat systematically. I suppose I’m one of the exceedingly independent “non-herdable cats” of the https://indieweb.org/ movement. I’m not especially following anyone else; just following the loose principles […]


Emacsconf 2019

11 Nov 2019 13:10


Operated at https://emacsconf.org/2019/, this conference on “all matters Emacs” went quite well; I was very pleased to have noticed it a couple of weeks beforehand. They had some struggles publishing video; whomever it was that had the idea of pre-recording the lightning talks was really onto something, as that gave them material to present whilst […]


PGCon 2018 Unconference

11 Jun 2018 11:47


I attended the PGCon 2018 Developer Unconference, on May 30, 2018, which had, as always, a goodly mixture of discussions of things in progress. Schema Deployment I proposed a discussion of schema deployment methods; it fell just short of attracting enough interest to get a room. A few people asked me in passing about what […]


Speaking on PostgreSQL

6 Sep 2016 10:37


I’m doing a talk on Sept 13th at GTALUG GTALUG Sept 2016 where I’ll be talking on things new in PostgreSQL 9.5 (released in January 2016) and upcoming in 9.6. Here’s a copy of the material… PostgreSQL New Stuff


Spamalicious times

15 Aug 2016 15:44


Hmmph. Google sent me a “nastygram” indicating that one of my blog entries had something suggestive of content injection. I poked around, and it was by no means evident that it was really so. The one suspicious posting was http://linuxdatabases.info/blog/?p=99 which legitimately has some stuff that looks like labels, as it contains a bunch of […]

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