· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · April
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Feeling Lucky · One of the nice things about liv­ing here in Van­cou­ver is that it's re­mark­ably free of eth­nic ten­sion­s; I can hon­est­ly say that I go from one year's end to the next with­out bump­ing in­to even ca­su­al big­otry. And when I look at the oth­er side of the world or even south of the bor­der, I feel luck­y, be­cause we're in a mi­nor­i­ty ...
On Hating SQL · The ini­tial cut of the soft­ware that drives on­go­ing is not scal­ing well as the num­ber of es­says grows, and it's keep­ing me from mak­ing a cou­ple of changes I have in mind. So, I'm stum­bling from LAP­dog to LAMP­light sta­tus, that is to say adding Mysql to the ex­ist­ing Lin­ux/A­pache/Perl soft­ware ba­sis. Which means that there are splodges of SQL dot­ting my perl code like zits on a teenage face. In the­o­ry, I like SQL a lot. In prac­tice it re­volts me, and I'm not sure why ...
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