miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2019

Taming zoom with ratpoison

If you use a manual tiling window manager (ratpoison), chances are zoom is misbehaving when you want to minimize it.

The minimized window steals the focus and you can't do anything while the window is minimized.

If the window is maximized you have to manually corner it somewhere (at least wasting 25% of your screen).

But! I found a way to use zoom while letting you work while you don't see the screen.

It's a tiny shellscript that pinpoints the Zoom full window, and then relegates it to a 1 pixel window on the top of the screen.  Very simple, but it works wonders for me.

miércoles, 7 de agosto de 2019

the simplest bookmark manager ever

So this is not even a bookmark manager with proper tags or anything.

It's just a stupid combination of shell tricks that compose into a quick memo browser.

I guess I'll keep reinventing program launchers and fuzzy finders till I die (first ratfinder version being from 2006)


jueves, 4 de julio de 2019

postgres indexes

I'm progressively more convinced PostgreSQL is my next "emacs", as in "a tool I'm addicted to and I'm determined to find out everything about it".

I'm starting with some of the internals, and some deep descriptions about its various types of indexes.  Those pages provided me a bunch of hours of reading and knowledge on postgres internals.

http://www.louisemeta.com/blog/indexes-gin/
https://habr.com/en/company/postgrespro/blog/441962/
http://www.interdb.jp/pg/

Also, this week I read somewhere that postgres was first written in Lisp! I guess it shows when you run EXPLAIN on a query. I just confirmed it for a fact. :)

miércoles, 3 de julio de 2019

who's next?

Queues is a pretty fascinating topic.

- https://www.braze.com/perspectives/article/building-braze-job-queues-resiliency
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bNOO3xxMc0
- http://www.treewhimsy.com/TECPB/Articles/SevenInsights.pdf
- https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2008/10/21/what-happens-when-you-add-a-new-teller/
- https://clojuresync.com/zach-tellman/?__s=syke5mi2pqufm5d27m7f

lunes, 1 de julio de 2019

What's dat?

I still don't know exactly, but it looks very interesting, in a similar spirit as Scuttlebutt:

- https://www.kickscondor.com/on-dat/
- https://github.com/datprotocol/how-dat-works
- https://dat.foundation/
- https://datprotocol.github.io/how-dat-works/

martes, 4 de junio de 2019

TIU: git merge -Xpatience -Xignore-all-space

For better or worse, I'm becoming an expert on git merges.

Today I got to use (TodayIUsed) the special flags: "git merge -Xpatience -Xignore-all-space  mybranch".  And it makes a difference!


Trying imerge again was a bit of a failure due to one of the two branches behaving very bad (lots of churn in the same lines over and over, so it felt like a rebase).

jueves, 30 de mayo de 2019

jq accessing fields with dashes

Let's say you have a json like {"foo": {"bar-baz": true}}.  Dashes in the keys make it impossible to look for jq '.foo.bar-baz'. you  look around and you read that you should use ["bar-baz"].   the thing is that you have to use that syntax everywhere in your query