Canaletto is known for painting for aristocratic tourists doing the Grand Tour. But in The Stonemason's Yard, he shows a different view of Venice. https://youtu.be/03BfPn6xrSo
Postgres is adding a "unique nulls not unique" index, which prevents duplicate nulls. Normally a unique index allows duplicates if any column is null, so duplicate values of (123, null) are allowed. https://blog.rustprooflabs.com/2022/07/postgres-15-unique-improvement-with-null
One-Time Passcodes may be too phishable for real security
UK Air Traffic Control is observing a 2 minute silence for the Queen tomorrow https://www.notaminfo.com/explain?id=1854672/0
Tonight! The IgNobel prizes! 6pm US Eastern Time is 11pm British Summer Time. Be there or be a regular quadrilateral! https://improbable.com/ig/2022-ceremony/?amp=1
Got round to transcribing the "dog-eared" sections of Alison B. Powell's Undoing Optimism.
Which also means I've got a copy free if anyone wants to borrow it...
Blog All Dog-eared Pages: Undoing Optimization by Alison B. Powell http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/urbanism/blog_all_dogeared_pages_undoing_optimization_by_alison_b_powell.html
Delayed Gratification gives the full story. The huge volcano eruption in March has finished, and the number of casualties and risk of another eruption are known.
Paddle Steamer Waverley is back in London and the Thames between 23 September and 9 October. Always exciting to travel by steam ship! https://waverleyexcursions.co.uk/
Never underestimate archivists and librarians – as Donald Trump is discovering – The Law and Policy Blog
Measuring Worth calculates inflation if you want to know the value of commodities, the percentage of the economy, or the cost of labour of a price from the past.
The rest of the story: the bird flu worries from April have reduced to the stage where restrictions are being lifted. Chickens will be allowed outdoors again (the free range ones, anyway). https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
A look at git hashes, including why the hash of a blob isn't the sha1sum of the original file. https://dbatley.com/blog/2022/08/how-git-works.html
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