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Aaron Trevena
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..because I didn't include mysql utf8 cruft in a connection string in something. Thing is, I've done tonnes of localisation, from parsing named entities in german, to dealing with misconfigured mysql databases, localising currency, numbers and dates to dealing with special cases of greek ...
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sigh apparently I don't know "localisation" because I didn't specify utf8 in a connection string to mysql instead of forcing it server-side http://blog.oneiroi.co.uk/mysql/mysql-forcing-utf-8-compliance-for-all-connections/ #fail  
The problem that most people face when setting up a UTF-8 database in mySQL is that without calling ‘SET NAMES’ in the mySQL client prior …
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Scared of heights...
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https://www.justgiving.com/Sky-Trevena/ - Sky's doing a distance swim of at least 800meters and raising some money for Gt Ormand Street Hospital who have been looking after her little brother :)
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Looking at the front of the lorry, is that class IV "cyclops" mirror moved out of position so he couldn't see in the ASL?
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http://www.happycyclist.org/?p=756 is very relevant here - the thing about "close passes" is they're not dangerous in the same perfect world where everybody passes with plenty of room, but in the real world, just as many people don't pass as shown in the highway code, so there are many reasons to pass like in the highway code:
 * road surface problems could cause a rider to fall, or affect course even if they don't swerve
 * winds (incidentally BBC weather forecast that day was 25-30mph winds, hail & rain - see shoestring's other videos for what the weather was throwing at him on that ride)
 * Front wheel puncture, or anything getting caught in chain or wheel
 * Even a simple shoulder-check as the vehicle approaches that close can be enough to cause the rider to be hit, and that's all assuming perfect driving from the vehicle overtaking (of course if they were a good driver they'd have anticipated and given plenty of time and space to allow for these things)

Essentially a close pass is only "not dangerous" assuming both driver and rider have no problems, hold almost perfectly to their respective paths (within a tolerence of just a few inches, at 60/25 mph) and there are no problems with road surface, bike, car or weather.
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Just another geek dad
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Dad of 2 kids, Co-founder of Devon & Cornwall LUG, Married a catholic school girl (and she rules!)
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System Integration, Architecture/Design & Development Team Lead/Management
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  • Thermeon
    Senior Developer, 2013 - present
  • Headforwards Solutions
    Senior Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • LoveFilm
    Technical Team Leader, 2010 - 2011
  • LoveFilm
    Senior Perl Developer, 2011 - 2011
  • Connected-uk.com LLP
    Technical Lead, 2009 - 2010
  • Slando
    Technical Lead/Consultant, 2007 - 2008
  • Lucem Incendo
    Technical Consultant, 2008 - 2009
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