https://stream.jeremycherfas.net/2022/catalytic-converter-theft-is-something-ive-read-about-never-imagined by Jeremy CherfasJeremy Cherfas (stream.jeremycherfas.net)
Catalytic converter theft is something I’ve read about. Never imagined it would happen to me, but it did. A very rude awakening.

Yikes! Gotta admit, that is catalytic converter theft something I’m very afraid of as BEV driver too. That battery has only “some” screws more – and is also worth a lot more.

Fluggeschwindigkeiten, IAS, TAS, EAS, CAS, Mach by wabis wabis (Walter Bislin's Blog-De)
Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit den verschiedenen Fluggeschwindigkeiten, deren Berechnung aus im Flug gewonnenen Messdaten und deren Beziehung untereinander.

Das ist so wahnsinnig gut erklärt. Ich komme immer wieder auf http://walter.bislins.ch/blog/index.asp?page=Fluggeschwindigkeiten%2C+IAS%2C+TAS%2C+EAS%2C+CAS%2C+Mach zurück. Und dabei fliege ich nicht mal im echten Leben – und habe es auch nicht vor o0

Vielen Dank @wabis!

Indexing in MySQL by yahwho (yahwho.org)
I have been working a lot with JavaFX recently and it’s been a while since doing any SQL work. After loading my project and running a few test commands I was pretty shocked to see that the SELECT statements were taking almost 15 seconds to produce a response! Thankfully I quickly remembered I need...

Indeed. Always worth to take a closer look at indexes when SQL queries are too slow 👍

A Very Silly Workaround to Verify the @scalzi Account on Twitter is Actually Me, John Scalzi by John ScalziJohn Scalzi (whatever.scalzi.com)

Because the blue check mark on Twitter is now a symbol of subscription status, rather than being a symbol that Twitter has verified that an account is held by the person it purports to represent, I offer the following, with apologies for the occasional use of the third person, and with informational bits up front […]

This is why especially the IndieWeb people are adamant about that everyone should be their own identity provider on the net and not give that role away to any silo|3rd party. Yes, a domain costs (just like a phone number). Even if it just holds a single page referencing “official” profiles. I’m aware that this isn’t an identity check but it’s enough to tell profile equivalence and this is the more important part.

BTW: Love your books 🤓

https://jan.boddez.net/notes/77092796ed by Jan BoddezJan Boddez (jan.boddez.net)
Testing my “all-in-one” “IndieWeb” plugin for WordPress with the new 6.1 beta and Twenty Twenty-Three. Seems to work OK, but I’m wondering why my “site doesn’t support the core/post-author-name block.” Like, I knew about the post author block … Of course, you’ve got to install Gu...

This is _very_ exciting @Jan. Would love to give this a try but I’m totally at capacity right now 🙁 Anyway, starred. Keep it up!

After self-hosting my email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has won. by Carlos FenollosaCarlos Fenollosa (cfenollosa.com)
Many companies have been trying to disrupt email by making it proprietary. So far, they have failed. Email keeps being an open protocol. Hurray? No hurray. Email is not distributed anymore. You just cannot create another first-class node of this ne[...]

And I’ll keep doing it – out of spite: https://beko.famkos.net/2020/02/02/reclaim-your-mailbox/ Alas that’s my personal stuff. I understand your move for business mails. Anyway, where I come from I can always use FAX and that will never die 🤪

My 2022 predictions from 2012 by @edent (shkspr.mobi)
Exactly a decade ago, I asked "Why Can't Red Dwarf Predict The Future?" That is - sci-fi writers can imagine interstellar travel and sentient computers, but they think the future will still involve developing film photographs, library fines, and 3-pin electrical plugs. At the end of the post, I said...

Ahahaha the microwave’s clock hits home. Gods I detest that thing. Ours is single knob operated and yes you get to move that rotary encoder for every feckin minute you want to add past midnight.

It’s easier to pull the fuse around midnight than dealing with this thing ever time a power hickup happens.