koldfront closed #koldfront

I closed koldfront - the company - yesterday. I am keeping the domain, so the change is rather insubstantial.

New Copenhagen Suborbitals website

Copenhagen Suborbitals has launched the new website, copsub.com.

It looks nice, and has a lot of information.

The only thing I think is missing, is a quick way to see what the current plans are - when is the next test/launch/demonstration/open house etc.

Plans change and must be adjusted of course, but there should be an easily accessible page saying "We plan to test HEAT 2-X in May, we plan to launch HEAT 2-X from Bornholm in June, we plan to launch HEAT 1600 in 20..."

Oh, and the "Support us"-form should be using https (encryption).

... Also, translated versions of Peter Madsens blogposts on Ingeniøren's website should be included. And the blog-part needs a commenting system, and a RSS/Atom feed.

Other than that, it is a very nice and clean website that you can easily spend an evening reading.

Well done!

D-A-D, Den Grå Hal (DK) | ★★★★★ Glimrende! Call of the Jonnie, Trucker Philosophy, Reconstructhrash, Hip hop The Cattle and ILL WILL! #dad30

Den Stundesløse, Folketeatret, København | ★★☆☆☆ Fint skuespil og scenografi, men - selv opdateret - Holberg bliver aldrig rigtigt mig.

How to name tables and columns in your database #database

I was all ready to disagree wholeheartedly with many of the recommendations in this article:

"How I Write SQL, Part 1: Naming Conventions"

Instead I was quietly pleased to see that I generally agree with almost the whole thing!

How about that.

Idiotic webshops

I create an account in a webshop, using "pwgen --secure 24" to generate a random password that is 24 characters long.

What does the webshop do?

Emails me the password in a clear text email.

Luckily the shop has a "Delete account"-button right next to the "Change password button".

I choose the former, thank you.

Good enough, or barely working, is better

It is fascinating to read a snippet like this: the function hashing mechanism was strlen().

Yet PHP became ubiquitous.

Often "good enough", or even "barely working", trumps ... well, everything else, I guess?

Or rather, something else - like becoming the module installed everywhere makes the difference.

Perl had the same position in the short era just before PHP, when everything was CGI-scripts.

Get to it: debian.ch/opw2013/


It might be a sign that vacation was coming at a good time. Only now I got to the browser-tab with the Turing Festival 2013. Also missing Mostly Functional at the same event.

Held, yes, in August. [Looks at non-existing watch] Oh, it is October now??

The next browser-tab had the link to Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design co-located with ICFP 2013.

At least that was in September.

How to answer suggestions

We don't want to fix it, because other shit is broken too.

Uhm, yeah, great response.

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