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eatonphil /
Last active April 28, 2024 09:26 — forked from matteobertozzi/
postgres "server" wire protocol example (ported python3)
# th30z@u1310:[Desktop]$ psql -h localhost -p 55432
# Password:
# psql (9.1.10, server 0.0.0)
# WARNING: psql version 9.1, server version 0.0.
# Some psql features might not work.
# Type "help" for help.
# th30z=> select foo;
# a | b
# ---+---
shawwn /
Created May 11, 2021 09:46
"What happened after 2010?"

This was a response to a Hacker News comment asking me what I've been up to since 2010. I'm posting it here since HN rejects it with "that comment is too long." I suppose that's fair, since this ended up being something of an autobiography.


What happened after 2010?

ctsrc /
Last active June 6, 2024 04:18 — forked from niw/
Guide: Run FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE for ARM64 in QEMU on Apple Silicon Mac (MacBook Pro M1, etc) with HVF acceleration (Hypervisor.framework)
vindarel / Common Lisp VS Racket -
Last active May 27, 2024 15:02
Common Lisp VS Racket. Feedback from (common) lispers.

Developer experience, libraries, performance… (2021/11)

I'll preface this with three things. 1. I prefer schemes over Common Lisps, and I prefer Racket of the Schemes. 2. There is more to it than the points I raise here. 3. I assume you have no previous experience with Lisp, and don't have a preference for Schemes over Common Lisp. With all that out of the way... I would say Common Lisp/SBCL. Let me explain

  1. SBCL Is by far the most common of the CL implementations in 2021. It will be the easiest to find help for, easiest to find videos about, and many major open source CL projects are written using SBCL
  2. Download a binary directly from the website (even for M1 macs) to get up and running (easy to get started)
  3. Great video for setting up Emacs + Slime + Quick Lisp

Now as to why Common Lisp over Scheme

softwaredoug /
Last active March 6, 2021 20:04
Opinions on using Solr effectively from Doug Turnbull

Solr needs opinions, because Solr documentation gives you way too many options. It's hard to navigate the best practices for using Solr. Some of my opinions based on dozens of Solr projects :)

Prefer preloading static, classic config files over managed schema, config API, or schemaless

Schema files are a good thing. They are declarative, and not letting them change at runtime prevents all kinds of security issues. Further, classic schema / solrconfig support all of Solr's functionality and are well documented with tons of examples online in blog articles and stackoverflow. Using managed schema or the config API takes a lot of experimentation.

Static configurations can also be easily version controlled. As I've learned as a long time Elasticsearch user, this is one of Solr's advantages. Having an API for changing every underlying config option of your index means finding the code that made the change is rather time consuming.

Static configuration is also good separation of concerns. You cleanly separate

benkehoe /
Last active April 2, 2024 10:41
AWS_PROFILE env var management
# MIT No Attribution
# Copyright 2022 Ben Kehoe
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this
# software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software
# without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify,
# merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
# permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so.
stettix /
Last active March 20, 2024 17:45
Things I believe

Things I believe

This is a collection of the things I believe about software development. I have worked for years building backend and data processing systems, so read the below within that context.

Agree? Disagree? Feel free to let me know at @JanStette. See also my blog at


Keep it simple, stupid. You ain't gonna need it.

cellularmitosis /
Last active April 26, 2024 20:19
Tech Links

Various search databases and backends as alternatives to Elasticsearch.


oskar456 /
Last active February 17, 2024 12:47
Cloudflare WARP linux client (using wg-quick for actual tunnel setup)
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import subprocess
import json
import os
from pathlib import Path
import requests
from requests.compat import urljoin