Site Outages

My apologies to all of those who visited this site and found it behaving in a wonky fashion or down. JustHost.com finally admitted they had a server having problems. I say finally because the previous backups were all bad as well, so the server had been in trouble a long time before anyone noticed. I …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 12

We need a third app. While I thought it would be nice to use the other two by themselves, I got looking into the soon to be extinct Android platform and, we need something simpler to verify cross compilation works before jumping into either of those. Why? PostgreSQL only runs under this command line utility, …

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Script Kiddies and the Catastrophes They Cause

This is yet another installment of “Move Quickly and Turn Worthless Shit Into Production.” When you come up through real software development, not this worthless script kiddie shit being touted as great, but real software development, you understand there is a method to the madness. You have to do all of that documentation up front …

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The getkey Trap

This topic came up on my Jed mailing list the other day and, once again, I got in touch with my inner Bill. Your inner Bill? Yes, that cranky old man who isn’t putting up with the world around him and wants it to be his way. The older you get the easier it is …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 7

Originally I did a stupid thing. It was so stupid I made it the featured image for this post. I used the install/remove applications menu option to install postgresql and postgresql-contrib. Finding postgresql was like finding a needle in a haystack after using the search. The software manager for the Raspberry Pi doesn’t order by …

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