Monthly Archives: Jun 2020

Perl 7

For what feels like an eternity I developed in Perl 5, and I still write a few small programs in it. Professionally I have moved to a different layer so there I don’t have much use for Perl. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Some good news

Or, at least news if you, like me, didn’t know it before: We produce enough food for 10 billion people. That’s a surplus of 25% and as we are expected to peak with a population around 9-11 billion people, it … Continue reading

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Didn’t see that coming

I get the feeling that I should have. Some time ago, while looking into the extreme claims by Extinction Rebellion about Climate Change, I saw this clip of BBC’s Andrew Neil interviewing XR’s spokesperson, Zion Lights: (Youtube) Lights does not … Continue reading

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Zoonoses don’t leap to humans, they flow through channels we made

Zoonoses, diseases that originated in animals and started to infect humans, are again in focus due to COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But smallpox, measles, influenza and many others also came this way so we should by now know this … Continue reading

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Friction is for losers

It’s the second half that makes it. (Youtube)                              

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Mini-review: The Witcher

A family member introduced me to Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher (season 1) and I found it quite enjoyable. I’ve been aware of the novels, and the video game adaptations, so I knew a bit but not much about the … Continue reading

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Building a commend line application in Node.js

This was something I hadn’t thought about but someone else obviously has. And then David Neal wrote a very nice and easy tutorial on how to do it, more than a year ago: “Build a Command Line Application with Node.js” … Continue reading

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Back when I screwed up the ranking of a site

This is not my proudest moment because I knew better: Once I screwed up the Google ranking of a client site. We were doing a semi-major overhaul of the site and shortly after going into production, the ranking of the … Continue reading

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I think this is beautiful

I saw this picture from circa 1899, taken by Félix Thiollier, and I had to share it: Considering the equipment available in the 19th century, the weather conditions and the movement of the subjects, this is not only a beautiful … Continue reading

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A reminder for all creators

(Youtube) And I am aware that I am posting this on WordPress, I just haven’t gotten around to fixing that yet.                  

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