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The TL;DR; Guide to PostgreSQL Functions

Originally posted on The Solarium:
I’ve spent many hours becoming (more or less) proficient in the ceremony around PostgreSQL functions;  hours that hopefully you won’t have to spend after reading this! Here is a one minute list. Functions and Stored…

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“Work-Life Balance” or “Work-Life Harmony”?

Originally posted on The Solarium:
True Genius. I spied this masterpiece on LinkedIn:  Jeff Bezos’ Work Life Harmony.  From the article: It seems everyone is seeking work-life balance these days, and many leaders have preached its importance. Ah yes,  “Work-life…

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13 Things to Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Originally posted on The Solarium:
“Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.” The Sphinx (aka “Captain Conundrum”) Found this…

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The Hater’s Guide to Bad Career Advice

Originally posted on The Solarium:
Every year around Christmas time, I look forward to reading the Hater’s Guide to the Williams Sonoma Catalog which sends up some of the most ridiculous and ridiculously expensive items for sale anywhere on the…

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Breaking boundaries

Originally posted on Peter Cameron's Blog:
As well as the PCC, last week I was at a conference at the University of Sussex entitled Breaking Boundaries between Analysis, Geometry and Topology. With a title like that, how could I…

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Eigencurves

Originally posted on Maxwell's Demon:
OMOOS SOOS OSOTS OOOS SOZS Linear algebra is one of my favourite areas of mathematics. Its a simplification but you could say that the things that mathematics does well are small numbers and straight…

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Just for fun: map as ‘higher-order function’ in bash

Originally posted on On The Balcony:
Defined recursively, of course: map () { if [ $# -le 1 ]; then return else local f=$1 local x=$2 shift 2 local xs=$@ $f $x map “$f” $xs fi } I’m not going…

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