Humans are more afraid of the rise of ai than the decrease of iq.

So, if anyone is using Apache NiFi in their projects, do not update from version 1.12.1 if you're doing AvroRecordReader => AvroRecordWriter combo for your ETL.

It is f*cked up.

At least for MySQL UTF8 string data.

Just wasted 1.5 days of dev time (x2 people!) on it.

So annoying.

"Programming is Chaos, Art and Science. It is a curse, a blessing, and progress. It all depends on who uses programming, how they use it, and to what purpose. And code is everywhere. All around us. Easily accessible. It is enough to stretch out one’s hand. See? I’m stretching out my hand.”

― Yennefer of Vengerberg, the Software Engineer

Finished "Project Hail Mary" this afternoon. Boy, what a story! What an ending!

"The Martian" was good. This... is pure gold. Absolute must read for any sci-fi nerd.

Phone manufacturers were hiding this trick for years!

Reading "Project Hail Mary" from Andy Weir. 3 chapters so far and it is is brilliant! I'm laughing my ass off at some paragraphs :)

One of my favourite quotations. Can you tell the book without googling?

The way MySQL implements temporary tables in unmanageable. MSSQL is a clear winner here.

You cannot check if a temp table already exists in current MySQL session.

There are no global temp tables in MySQL.


Rally, Jira, or something else?

I like the way Visual Studio Code shows Git merge history. It is visually satisfying.

Also: after almost 9 months of using Git, I still suck at it. But that's another story.

MSSQL (Management Studio) doesn't have the "pin results tab" option, while both Oracle (SQL Plus) and MySQL (DBeaver) have it. Every now and then I need to compare two similar outputs in the same window and doing it in MSSQL is a pain in the hole, unlike Oracle / MySQL.

There’s some real irony in spelling 'phonetically' with a ‘ph’ and not an 'f’.

SQL Server has MERGE.


PostgreSQL has UPSERT.

They all do more or less the same thing.

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