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Nice piece on the troubles with silly doctrines surrounding primary keys.
 
Primary Keyvil, reprised
Primary Keyvil was one of the most popular posts on my old blog.  Since the old block has become somewhat inaccessible, and I recently did my Keyvil lightning talk again at pgConf NYC, I thought I'd reprint it here, updated and consolidated. Two actual conv...
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Went; the BlogTO description is pretty accurate.
There was one table offering crab rolls that were nice enough, and, such as it could be, a "good deal," but it was definitely a pretty futile event.
Picked up a pizza (Reginos is really good!!!) on the way home.
The two-day Toronto Sushi Festival kicked off yesterday and while it resumes tonight, ticket holders might want to just eat the $30 ticket price and save themselves the aggravating and underwhelming experience. We'll let you decide if it was worse than Grilled Cheese Fest, but the event was most definitely...
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Didn't go for sushi after?
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Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try really hard and believe in yourself.
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Pretty awesome for syslog to impose itself into worsening a database performance problem.

I'll bet the invisible binary logging in systemd adds a few more situations like this! :-)

#postgresql #performance #syslog
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Ouch!  I tend to log performance data with openlog("perf", LOG_NOWAIT|LOG..) if I have to use syslog
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At a recent #Emacs meetup, it was suggested that I try out helm mode.  It looks interesting, and there is indeed an el-get recipe for it.

Unfortunately, installation led to sessions failing, as helm takes over (erm, what to call it???) token expansion, and any attempts to open things (c-x c-f, c-x b, and such) leads to complaints about...

Symbol's value as variable is void: unread-command-char

I don't actually see any references to that in the code base, so for now, I'll take a step back from this one.

Note that Helm was once known as anything.el, which I have tried with some success, once upon a time.

FYI, I'm on Emacs 24.4.1, in case this rings any bells for anyone.
Author: Tamas Patrovic (original author), from 2007. At this time, Helm was named Anything . rubikitch rubikitch@ruby-lang.org , from 2008-2011. Helm was still named Anything; Thierry Volpiatto (current maintainer). thierry.volpiatto@gmail.com , from 2011-present. Anything was renamed to Helm ...
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That thing looks way too scary for me to use.  I tried Ido, but gave up on it after a day or so as it seemed to get in my way more than help me.
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Raspberry Pi is a more natural comparison, but the limitations on the latest Mac Air (e.g. - only one port altogether) are so nearly ridiculous to make the connection pretty hilarious.
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Invite to share, for 64GB unit, for people ordering in North America and usual parts of Europe and such.  Expires in something like 6h.
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Sadly, I guess I missed you :-(, and the invitation expired.  Good luck with others :-).
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ATM was out of service when I visited.
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Has long been THE science fiction (and fantasy) bookstore of Toronto. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and considerable selection. Sadly, SF has shrunk, as a genre, so there's less excellent stuff than there used to be. This is of course not attributable to any one store. (More to policies at American book chains such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon, but that is a rather deeper tale...)
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Quite happy with my chicken shawarma...
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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My neck feels better...
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Not impressed ... They offered a "deal" on fish and chips; unfortunately, a bigger pile of not nicely done slabs of frozen things cooked til hot does not make a nice "fish & chips". Staff seemed friendly enough, but decent fish and chips NEED the garnishing extras, tartar, cole slaw, to be nice and fresh. No, no, no, not here...
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Good
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