Twitter is having a global melt-down. Good thing this is distributed.

Rails promotes the use of a DATABASE_URL:

"postgresql://admin:admin@localhost/blog_development?pool=5"

Why is the database name a path? Can I address an individual table? How is the connection pool a query string?

A simpler and extensible alternative:

"type=postgresql user=admin password=admin host=localhost database=blog_development pool=4"

define: URI-ish.

The practice of squashing every bit of information into a URI because web. For example: database connections.

Firefox 67 is shipping today. It's the first browser after Safari that supports the Dark Mode CSS selector.

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0

I did a little survey here:
zimbatm.com/DarkMode

do you know any two developers that agree on the correct log level to assign to all the messages?

What are the best tools in the Nix ecosystem?

I just started a list to collect them all and looking to get some help. Did I miss anything?

github.com/nix-community/aweso

toggl.com/ is quite decent for time tracking. Installing the Desktop app makes a big difference over the web app because it's able to detect when you are idle.

@scolobb are you on a IPv6 network? Since we switched the cache to Fastly we started seeing IPv6-related issues.

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