Monthly Archives: April 2004

Databases

Just finished a really good article on PostgreSQL vs. MySQL vs. Commercial Databases, which is a useful summary of the differences between PostgreSQL and MySQL. Having used both side-by-side and had to administer both, I’m firmly convinced that PostgreSQL is … Continue reading

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ecto powered

Another new version of ecto is out, with various bugfixes, etc. I particularly like that it now ships with a folder of buttons, like the one on the right. A nice touch.

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Pain

Taiji. All day today. All day tomorrow. Ouch. Certainly regained my central equilibrium though.

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Taking flight

Tickets booked for next weekend. I get to visit another country I’ve never been to before. Excitement! Only a very short trip this time, but hopefully I’ll get to take a look at some of the major sights. Time to … Continue reading

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Strange days

Today I finally returned various things to my ex partner. Books, clothes, things that I didn’t feel it appropriate to hang on to or to throw away. A relationship that lasted a year and a half. The things were packed … Continue reading

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Treo 600

I won’t be buying a Treo 600. It’s just become available in the UK at a price of £525 plus shipping. In America, the most expensive I could find it is $699.00. According to the Universal Currency Converter, that’s £389.48. … Continue reading

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Music

When I was a kid, I used to be quite into music – I played, I sung, I could read music, the lot. I certainly wasn’t any kind of prodigy, but I enjoyed it and didn’t do too badly. After … Continue reading

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BSOD

The Microsoft patch bonanza killed my PC. The latest security update causes a bluescreen on booting, with the friendly message: STOP: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL} The dynamic link library winsrv could not be found in the specified path Default … Continue reading

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The Toll of a New Machine

An article in Fast Company on the rise of the machines reminded me about a recent shopping experience in Sainsbury’s. I was shocked and amazed to see that checkout automation has reached this country. It seems like a good idea, … Continue reading

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Random photos

No time to write anything much this evening, so two photos I took: one this morning, and one this evening. This was the first chance I had to take a snap of the cherry trees dotted around the John Innes … Continue reading

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