What an enraging, moving, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring article about leaded gasoline — and the man who fought for half of his life to ban it (and succeeded)

There will never be enough monuments named after Clair Patterson.

mentalfloss.com/article/94569/

"ln England, 'booster shot' is spelled 'borchestershire shot' "

(stolen from someone who stole it)

Thinking of turning off Postgres JIT globally. One application query takes 200ms JIT off, but JIT on it goes up to 4s. A stats query takes 4mins off, 5mins on. Seems like there are too many cases where it’ll slow things down a lot, VS small potential speedups elsewhere.

Just heard a Rails monolith called a monorail and I absolutely love that! 💎🚝

I’ve used SQL window functions a few times recently which is more times than I ever expected to use them and not even too mind bending

Was just chatting with my neighbor about how she used to be able to read hex dumps of fortran and cobol programs "as easy as reading a punch card"

My dentist: You should use a softer toothbrush.
Also my dentist: Attacks my mouth with a steel pick.

What I was hoping would be a simple bug fix has turned into implementing the Hopcroft-Karp algorithm for maximising cardinality of a bipartite graph in SQL, and I’m not sure that fixing this bug is a good idea after all.

So the Mastodon iOS app is…good so far!
I think having an official app is way less confusing for new people too!

MySQL’s MEDIUMINT data type has got to be the most cursed thing I’ve come across.

Three bytes? THREE BYTES!?

It’s not an intermittent bug it’s just in a superposition and you keep collapsing the wave function

crypto is short for "cryptography"

if you want a shorter word for "cryptocurrency", the word you are looking for is "ponzi"

Why use unix and just get a shell, when you can use logo and have the whole turtle?

We have an auth issue with Safari intelligent tracking prevention (luckily only in development so we can ignore it), and every article on fixing ITP “issues” is from some sleazy advertising or tracking company. I fully support Apple squeezing out those moral-less scumbags.

Does anyone have experience debugging Safari ITP? Our session cookies aren’t working on our own subdomains (luckily only in development).

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