Every now and then I come back to this fascinating article by @bert_hubert
Looking forward to the book!
This weekend is your last chance to have your say on boundaries for electing MPs. I commented about my local Southend. Please comment on your area. https://dbatley.com/blog/2022/11/boundary-review.html #ukpol #southend
#Census2021 offers a case study in "question order bias". The choices for "national identity" on the 2011 census form in England had "English" as the first option. In 2021 "British" was first. In each case, the first choice on the list proved most popular
Large slow tables in PostgreSQL can sometimes work more quickly by being split into smaller tables. Table inheritance magic makes them appear as one table. Instead of using an index to find matching rows from the big table, the query will only search the matching tables. https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/ddl-partitioning.html #postgres #sql
i'm beginning to realize that the vast majority of folks never grew up seeing a computer downloading files from a BBS.
here I go, pirating warez like a maniac from a bulletin board system in belgium. you'll notice the filenames are all CLS*.ZIP - CLaSS scene releases of various games from the 90s. They're downloading at some godforsaken speed not possible in 1995. Around 115200 KBaud.
UK postal addresses. What is the highest house number in the UK? And the lowest? http://www.paulplowman.com/stuff/uk-address-oddities/ #uk #data
Ektoplazm is my go-to site for interesting and weird music. Try the album Trojan.exe by Virus Installer for some uplifting psytrance.
https://ektoplazm.com/free-music/virus-installer-trojan-exe #music #creativecommons
@vancha sure you know of earlyoom, but that solved all my memory / swap freezes for years. Not that anything helps an upgrade gone bad - as I found out that time I accidentally uninstalled the window manager and wondered why things weren't were working so well…
🆕 blogging - “Experiments with domestic load shedding in the UK”
Electricity demand varies throughout the day. When demand is higher, electricity prices go up. Most UK consumers are insulated from this variability - we pay a fixed price per kWh no matter what the actual wholesale cost. But it doesn't need to be this w…
It searches for the patterns @email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and host.tld/@user in the screen name, description, location and URL field. It displays them to you in the correct format for easy copying as well as a CSV download that can be imported to #Mastodon.
Known issue: Mail addresses are included as false positives because people write their handle without a leading @: email@example.com
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