Liverpool, UK

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  • Ceci n'est pas un bug...

    2015-04-26T22:28:22Z via Puma To: Public

    It's a feature…

    • #trains

    The fact that they're all on time? xD

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-26T22:29:02Z

    Très drôle…!

    (The 0001 service is listed sorted before the 23xx services, despite it being afterwards)

    ben at 2015-04-26T23:15:27Z

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    Ah, of course! 0 comes before 23, obviously! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2015-04-26T23:18:12Z

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  • 2015-04-26T21:00:20Z via Puma To: Public

    Starting to learn French has just shown me how bad of the learning we be Englishing.

  • Passive-aggressive @seawolf replies...

    2015-04-26T19:03:46Z via Puma To: Public

    Who likes the idea of an online art shop where you can buy from over 20 different local artists from Liverpool?

    TBH, not as much as an actual gallery with actual people in it. But, that's the best online art shop I've heard of.

  • 2015-04-26T16:48:55Z via Puma To: Public

    The lawn has had it's first massacre^Hmow of the year, on the new mower's tallest setting. The new blades munched everything up fine but I'll have to go out with some gloves and upheave the dandelions and thistles, and probably buy a strimmer. I care not about the unidentified shrub.

    • #gardening

  • 2015-04-26T11:35:44Z via Puma To: Public

    I've been restoring my #bike after leaving it too long. Cleaning and realigning the brakes, mainly.

  • Selby 6 (25) 10 McGill

    2015-04-24T18:19:07Z via Puma To: Public

    Watching the defending champion try to come back from an imminent effect of the Crucible curse, after fantastic play by his opponent in the morning session.

    • #snooker

  • 2015-04-22T21:07:07Z via Puma To: Public

    I'm going to stop calling them books and instead call them word burgers.

  • This weekend's football

    2015-04-19T18:53:03Z via Puma To: Public

    Reading 1-2 Arsenal - the Gunners reach the FA Cup final for a record 19th time, arguably not by winning but the Championship side loosing the tie, with both keepers gifting the oppositions a goal.

    Leicester City 2-0 Swansea City - the Foxes finally off the bottom of the league after many months, and Ulloa's first goal since Boxing Day.

    Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool - the Scousers throw away the lead to make the FA Cup final with Arsenal, missing out on the possibility to win the Cup on their soon-departing captain's birthday.

    Can't sniff at those results, to be honest!

  • bye-bye bitbucket

    2015-04-18T13:35:58Z via Puma To: Public

    Are there any #Git hosts that support custom domains for free?

    I ask because #BitBucket have somehow decided that we are “relatively few” and are deprecating it. I don't want some crappy redirect in one of my Nginx configs, nor for my CV to say “” when I ramble on about the decentralised thing…

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  • 2015-04-18T13:09:39Z via Puma To: Public

    Perhaps nothing can quite say “Liverpool” quite like a full-size canalboat that's totally bright-copper-rusted through and resting outside a red-brick warehouse building.

  • 2015-04-16T08:57:08Z via Puma To: Public

    The test suite is telling me that, in order to upgrade an app from 1.8.7 to 2.0, I only need to switch from FasterCSV to the Ruby CSV library, and fiddle with the order of some hash keys in the tests.

    Colour me suspicious. likes this.

    If I'm not mistaken FasterCSV was written by James Edward Gray and that library was later made into the Ruby CSV library. Regarding hash keys, the new ordering follows the order in which they were created, unlike the old way (1.8.7) whereby the keys were in a sorted order.

    jrobertson at 2015-04-16T09:23:16Z

    You're not mistaken at all, FasterCSV became default and Hashes are now OrderedHashes.

    I'm suspicious none of the application code needs changing, apart from find/replacing the hashrocket and lambda syntax!

    ben at 2015-04-16T10:33:25Z

    Hehe. Trust your tests, or improve them until you do. ;-)

    I was developing for both 1.8.7 and 2.x and made my own multi-csv gem to handle the difference in gem names.

    Unless you were doing some pretty exotic stuff, the transition to 2.0 wasn't actually that dramatic, it's mostly a matter of added functionality rather than anything source-incompatible.

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2015-04-16T12:47:52Z

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  • 2015-04-15T09:14:51Z via Web To: CC: Public , Followers

    Current status:

    SQL Server: unable to generate SSPI context.
  • Springtime

    2015-04-14T17:17:34Z via Puma To: Public

    It is with a new lawn that this year's saga will begin…

    First order of business is the purchase of a lawnmower, a rake and perhaps clippers. To avoid some expense and the humility of trying to put it together, the traditional shed will be skipped and a big plastic box on bricks will be their home. Moreover, it's much easier to get a box though the house (we've no other access to the garden).

    And yes, it's another sodden-for-half-the-year yard. I'd cover the lot in decking if it were mine…

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) , Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.

  • OK, Google...

    2015-04-05T11:29:43Z via Puma To: Public

    So, #GoogleNow does this when you say, “did you see that ludicrous display last night?

    they know us better than ourselves

    illyria at 2015-04-05T21:30:34Z

  • 2015-03-30T16:34:47Z via Puma To: Public

    My dearly beloved was went home from work ill, her headaches and sickness possibly from stress, so I'm being a caring boyfriend by letting her rest peacefully.

    The chocolate stout looks good, what's yours?

    what's my alcoholic poison? none—I'm trying to lose weight and take these pills that hate my liver.

    Kete Foy at 2015-03-31T00:54:02Z

  • 2015-03-30T12:39:38Z via Web To: CC: Followers , Public

    I was offered double eggs for lunch. I refused, because one egg is always un-œuf.

    ·  #illGetMyCoat

    Those evening classes time well spent then ;)

    SombreKnave at 2015-03-30T18:40:18Z

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  • you get what you pay for

    2015-03-26T19:06:52Z via Puma To: Public

    The lovely beer in my old local bar convinced me to pay £5 for what is essentially a bag of Doritos and some heated cheesy gloop. The cheaper end of their food is exactly that; much more effort and value is in the higher end.

    so... you talk to your beer? what else does it tell you?

    illyria at 2015-03-26T19:40:14Z

  • The purple book

    2015-03-23T15:54:48Z via Puma To: Public

    Favourite reviews of NF's book on Amazon:

    an interesting read for anyone … in 14th century Britain

    Our intrepid hero starts out as the son of a simple millionaire stockbroker, but fights against his calumny, manfully withstanding the privations of an exclusive public school, to become a simple millionaire stockbroker. A real riches to riches story!

    • #ukip #politics #uk

  • Trump 6 (19) 7 O'Sullivan

    2015-03-22T20:12:07Z via Puma To: Public

    Ronnie O'Sullivan has fouled twice so far in this match. Judd Trump: thirteen. Name of the game.

    • #snooker

  • Trump 4 (19) 4 O'Sullivan

    2015-03-22T15:50:17Z via Puma To: Public

    Game on! His 105 break gave the Rocket a 4-1 lead, but Trump didn't take it lying down and has fought back to level after eight frames! It's lined up to be a great evening session.

    • #snooker