I have written before about my discovery, and adoption of emacs shortcuts based on the Hyper key, and this time I want to share a simple script to generate basic documentation of them. The script works on the assumption that shortcuts that involve defining another shortcut (i.e., using kbd) will...

I’ve been evaluating a few databases recently while working on a way to process application logs, and here’s a list of questions I ask myself during the process. This list is biased to operations, so I’m explicitly ignoring equally important questions that apply to the development and usage side, like...

This article is a cross post from Pythian’s blog In a recent post, I summarized what I consider to be the minimal topics one should be familiar with in order to do technical work with databases. One thing I left out, except for it being implicitly included in “Hardware Basics”...

This article is a cross post from Pythian’s blog I’ve been interviewing and mentoring candidates for technical database positions for almost ten years, and a common question from those who either don’t make it or feel they’re not ready yet to apply to the position they’re looking for is: What...

A recent Hacker News discussion inspired me to write a short post on my org-mode workflow, with the hope that it may help others. The thing I like the most about org-mode is that it supports heavy customization. This is not surprising, since Emacs itself is all about customization. You...