Having sort of distantly observed the birth of NoSQL from the outside, I have a particular jaundiced view of its origins that traces it back to LiveJournal's extensive wrangling with MySQL (although this is probably not entirely correct, since I was a distant outside observer who was not paying much attention).
Oddly, this view is more flattering to NoSQL than many takes on its origins that I've seen. LJ's problems & solutions in the mid 00s make a good case for NoSQL.
Today's Unix account cleanup: I just got rid of my separate $HOME/bin subdirectory for 32-bit Linux binaries. We haven't had any 32-bit Linux machines for something like half a decade now, so I think it can go.
(I still have old 32-bit binaries that I haven't bothered to rebuild, but they can live in $HOME/bin/x64-linux with everything else. Maybe I should rebuild some of them some time.)
I would of course prefer to be biking instead of using public transit, but Toronto's snowy weather hasn't been cooperating. Rather the reverse; just when things look like the roads are finally going to be clear enough for me to trust them, more snow comes along.
(I admit, too, that it's cold and it's easy to keep on taking transit right now. Maybe I could push my biking luck a bit, but I don't feel like I want to.)
The downside (or upside) of monitoring the public visibility of your DNS by querying 18.104.22.168 is that you get to find out when 22.214.171.124 becomes unreachable (apparently from the entire university).
(It's kind of a pity that I'm not sure you can trust traceroute any more, what with all of the wacky routing tricks and router tricks networks do these days.)
Taking public transit instead of biking has become a lot less annoying now that I have a smartphone, so I have something to do on the train.
Life would be better if I could read more comfortably on moving vehicles and if there was service in the tunnels instead of just at stations, but just being able to casually read things during stops is a great help. (And I can push the 'read on moving vehicles' if I'm willing to. It's tolerable now; maybe I've become inured to it.)
I’m not sure Mast will be my favourite iPhone Mastodon client, but so far it may well be the winner on my iPad; it certainly makes better use of space than the other candidate. I should submit a feature request about being able to make the activity side column go away in horizontal mode, ala Tweetbot’s approach.
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