Category Archives: Development

On Extremism

I am sorry for the very bad quality of the recording, but here is John Cleese on Extremism: (Youtube) It is positively scary that this 30 year old clip is still relevant and no less true. And it is ironic … Continue reading

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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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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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Any sufficiently stupid person is indistinguishable from bots

I don’t think Alan Turing factor[ed] in people becoming so unbelievably stupid that they are indistinguishable from badly written computer programs when he invented the Turing Test. — Marcus Hutchins The headline is a riff on Clarke’s 3rd law.   … Continue reading

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Getting a bit too pseudo

Against my better judgment, I tried to look for a specific piece of furniture on jysk.dk – a base cabinet, in Danish a “bundskab”. They obviously don’t have that, so the search engine tried to correct my search; I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chrome 83 and input field borders

This is rather specific, but I just wanted to write this down in case someone else might find it useful. In the most recent version of Chrome, v. 83, the focus style for input fields has changed, but also the … Continue reading

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This brings hope

If this isn’t caused by devaluing of terms, I think this graph of interest in best/cheap/free brings hope: (with thanks to Thomas Bækdal) If you replace the terms with the classic development priorities of good/cheap/fast, the picture is basically the … Continue reading

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Useful but ugly codesample

As I am doing more and more work in Node.js I sometime need to do a lot of logging, and I thought it would be useful to have a log function to call, but still record the line number from … Continue reading

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5G and batteries

I can’t verify this, but I saw a lot of stories some time ago – back before everything was about a pandemic – about 5G, specifically about the energy required to support 5G on the phones, and wanted to write … Continue reading

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