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Month: August 2016

What’s in a name?

So it turns out, quite a lot. That’s what’s in a name. Our response. Our attitudes. Our history. Our background. Our imperfections. Our desires. Us. We transpose ourselves on to the name, the thing, the semblance of our perceptions. We sign the signifier and in doing so give it a meaning, our meaning, our relationship with that name…

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I’ve been doing some work with a German piece of content management software, interesting getting to know the product, its limitations and strengths and also the subtle language differences.

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What’s not to love about the Internet?

I mean, seriously, what’s not to love about the Internet? Looking to resurrect Lazarus I got caught in a nasty Catch-22 logic loop trying to restore a ten year old MySQL database, the old “copy the data directory from a gzip tar file made on a Linux system in 2006 and plonk it onto a 2016 Windows 10 XAMPP MySQL build and fire up the cmd line”, I mean, what could possibly go wrong with that?

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Cute error message today from a site while uploading some source code: programmers love their “alternate” sense of humor 😀 FileZilla retried and kept on trucking.

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