How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 13

Before we jump straight into the code, we need to talk a bit about the design of this application. When I first started coding up a new version using Qt and SQLite I originally started with the old design. sqlite> select strftime( ‘%Y%m%d’, draw_dt) as ‘drawing date’, no_1, no_2, no_3, no_4, no_5, no_6 from drawings …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 6

As I started to get back into this I realized I skipped one final yet critical piece of the system. The backup script. I imagine some of you questioned where I got the csv files to import. As I said, one of the main reasons I went with Postgres all of those years ago is …

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How to Set Up Mutt to Work With JustHost.com Email

Every now and then you are going to need to send email from the command line. In the world of OpenVMS we did it from batch jobs all of the time. Yes, there were abort routines which would notify all operators currently logged in and who had typed REPLY/ENABLE at their terminal, but, you still …

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GitLab Bites the Big One!

Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone who things wanna-be operating systems on wanna-be computers using software written under a fraudulent methodology named Agile is fit to run a business on. GitLab.com Melts Down There is a reason real computers with real operating systems have a /VERIFY clause on their BACKUP command. There is …

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Linux Fatal Design Flaw

Okay, there are many fatal design flaws, such as the inability to actually cluster like OpenVMS has been able to do since the early 1980s, but one is going to bring it to a screeching halt industry wide. What is that? Requiring a video driver be compiled into/with the kernel. I haven’t looked at the …

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