I've always been upset of how russian countryside steadily dies out as people have to move to cities seeking for jobs, while in XXI a lot of jobs may be done remotely, giving people more freedom of where to live. I'd gladly move to a village to forget about smoke, crowds, traffic jams and rapacious estate prices. I hope that the pandemic will help spread the idea of remote work.
Pics: abandoned village in Russia.
Abolish “Codes of Conduct” and all the Orwellian doublespeak that goes with them. It's less bad that people sometimes got their feelings hurt than it is to institutionalize a means by which dissenting opinions are crushed under the rubric of “not nice”.
Eric S Raymond
The woman who's been harassing random #freesoftware developers to use her "Code of Conduct" and writing software specifically designed to mock and exclude people is running for the Board the Open Source Initiative.
Shit like this is why I keep telling you guys, you can't rely on organizations to dictate to you what #opensource is no matter how good their intentions are.
Google haters paradox: while I fully agree with people who say that the purpose of everything #google develops is just more privacy invasion and data collection, Google is still much more trustworthy than these people.
In case you're interested the key to success was using elinks user agent (seem to prevent them from using some ways of clientside bot detection) and do no more than one request per minute. Not much, but quite enough for monitoring you site positions in search results.
Nowadays half of its mirrors do not respond, others give unimaginable in 2020 speeds like 10-100 kBps. In addition, whole sourceforge infrastructure is frequently down lately.
So today it's preferable to avoid this dump at all costs.
Today I've discovered that order of INSERTed data matters in #PostgreSQL. Inserting randomly ordered data (like, a result of HashAggregate which may be used to perform `INSERT INTO .. FROM SELECT .. JOIN ..`) may lead to thrashing if affected indexes do not fit into shared_buffers. The solution is obviously to add ORDER BY.
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