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 ...

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&#...

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...