One of the (professional) readers for a long series of fantasy books speaks with uptalk. It confused the heck out of me for the first book, then I got used to it, and it no longer stands out for me at all. The pitch contour cues for end of sentence and question change, but are still distinguishable.


Dang. That is nice. Instead of laboriously lobbing thousands of rows over, I can generate them with some clever queries in the DB. Now I could run the whole shebang 4 times over in the time it used to take to just do the first step.

Apparently the slow part of batch insert is deser, since a big old insert into select from cross join that multiplies the data tenfold finishes in under a second, while the initial batch insert takes like 12 seconds across lotsa batches of a few records (due to max param count and lots of fields to fill in…).

if they almost strike, is that a spare?

i used to use the free utility MouseLocator []


this reminded me that i haven’t had a problem with losing my cursor since i used the older accessibility feature of boosting its size substantially. it felt clumsy at first (comically large!), but soon became normal, and i haven’t lost it since. i might have tried just changing the color had that option existed a few years ago, though.

Ack. I hope I can somehow beat the odds on that…

Their support is pretty good. I recommend reaching out to them.

Ironically, the scripts I’m writing to plump up the database with a decent working set in order to do some load testing are themselves running slower than I want to wait for. And I’ve only written the first chunk. 😬

I took a naïve approach in hopes it’d fly, but by the time I got to the fifth level of a hierarchy with a 10x multiplier, that was kinda the end. :\

vbox doesn’t run on arm?that’s a shame.