Economical mumbo-jumbo

Whilst browsing the Internet I recently ran into an interesting (and probably totally unreallistic) idea: universities should be free from charge for all studen...

Next prime date

Dates in Ireland are usually written as DD MMM YYYY i.e. 5 Sep 2016 or 12 Jan 2000 and so on. However, from database perspective (which is my personal favourite...

0, 1, 8, 144 (EN)

While surfing the Internet I recently found an interesting (although completely incomprehensible) proof of a conjecture stating that 0, 1, 8 and 144 are the onl...

UTF != UTF

I have recently faced a very annoying issue with one of the ETL processes. Very annoying issues are often easily resolvable in simple ways[citation needed] and ...

Sh*t happens

  As Confucius used to say, shit happens. He was a smart lad so there is no point not to believe him. Shit that happens to happen is usually a bad shit. Mo...

apt

I'm not a fan of any particular OS. Horses for courses. Certain operating systems are tailored for certain tasks, period. For the end user, Windows seems to be ...

A Third Variable

If you still remember my recent post on moving my hosting onto a brand new, shining VPS server (from an old, equally shining one) then I feel deeply sorry for y...

Memcached and W3TC

If you ever wondered why, despite all your efforts and Goole-jistsu, you still couldn't get W3TC to detect your local memcached install, well. You haven't googl...

Bloody Thursday

So, you think you know what "boring" means? You think you've watched some three hours of Parliament discussions about legal ways of composting farms' waste, and...

Big G Down Again

Gmail went down for about half an hour this afternoon. This is a second disruption of the service in the last two weeks. I am starting to wonder whether I shoul...

Back to roots

Somewhen in June 2010 I got my very first smartphone. It was a Samsung Galaxy S. OK, to be completely honest, I used to use one or two Windows Mobile based phon...

Out of juice

It happens to me every now and then to drain my car's battery simply by leaving it overnight with some electrical device powered on.