So, Elasticsearch 5.0.0 is out. I’m using Chewy, a Ruby DSL gem that’s quite good. It’s not quite there yet with the deprecated Query APIs, (see Release Notes), so to keep using it you need to hold back to the Elasticsearch 2.4 series which is the last stable release. (Question about this, answered in the issue […]
I sat down to prepare to get to this year’s PolyConf. I trawled last year’s photos, and found these shots. (All these photos were taken by polyconf. They’re also All Rights Reserved. So, just links instead of using the awesome paste-a-link-with-oEmbed-support.) Me having coffee – hair-styling is remarkably difficult in high summer heat. Will, author […]
Peter visited Malmö, and we sat down to decompress at Simpan. A fancy poster for a reading of a book by Swedish genius author Birgitta Stenberg.
adr-tools is a set of command-line tools by Nat Pryce that allows people in software projects to record their design decisions, as they go along, a bit like the captain’s log on the Enterprise. (Much more on such log entries at this wiki for trekkers.) You type adr new Use Postgres, and it creates a formatted Markdown file, […]
InDesign’s Data Merge feature is great. This is a video I return to, when I need to use it. There is a catch, though: the data must be in the right format for this to work with Swedish text, which has å, ä and ö. Use a spreadsheet app to make a dataset (columns and […]
You’re desperate. Your legacy code-generation code outputs a Hash using hash#to_s. You’ve flouted many Rubocop rules to get to where you are. Suddenly, it gets too much. You search the Web for a pretty-print function that you want: a Rubocop-friendly Hash pretty-printer. Empty-handed, you cough up blood, while a police car’s red-blue lights flicker in […]
Julian Togelius blogs about his new paper.
I finished reading a novel. Been a long slog. Five years to read a novel? Some blogger said they immediately began re-reading it, to see and experience the rich intertextuality etc. Thanks, Evan, for the reminder that it’s been so long. PS: the book was grand.
Thanks Nukomeet, for a chatty pre-conference event! Thanks Alexander, Lukasz, Agnieska, Alban, Zaiste, Arsenia, Marcin, Johanna. And Robert and Christoffer. You are awesome, welcoming and interesting. (Quickly ordering rhubarb desserts just before the kitchen closed – top of my good-life game. The place with the kitchen open was Nifty No 20.)