2011

Pentabarf fix

After a very long effort, this is the solution: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION conflict.conflict_statistics(conference_id integer, OUT conflict_level text, OUT conflicts integer) RETURNS SETOF record LANGUAGE plpgsql AS $function$ #variable_conflict use_variable DECLARE conflict TEXT; conflict_rows INTEGER; BEGIN FOR conflict_level IN SELECT conflict_level.conflict_level FROM conflict.conflict_level WHERE conflict_level.conflict_level ‘silent’ ORDER BY rank LOOP conflicts = 0; FOR conflict …

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Such devious spam

Today I received this rather devious spam. Invoke education, children, libraries, and hope that someone will link to their site. I’m not sure *why* they want this particular site promoted. There’s not much useful information there. No attempt to sell anything. I’m confused. Perhaps this was legit. But then, if you search for certain phrases …

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When is a cleaning tape needed?

As part of my magical Bacula website, I wanted to know when my tape drive required a cleaning tape. It appears that smartctl will reveal this information: [dan@kraken:/usr/home/dan] $ sudo /usr/local/sbin/in/smartctl -d scsi -x /dev/nsa0 Password: smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net Device: DEC TZ89 …

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PGCon 2011 begins

PGCon 2011 has started. The formal schedule says Tuesday, but people have already started to arrive in Ottawa and many more start their journeys today. Late last week, there was another flurry of registrations coming in. I saw some today. I expect another peak on Monday as last minute decisions are made. There have been …

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PGCon – we’re ready. Are you?

I’ve been in Ottawa for a week now, preparing for both BSDCan 2011 and for PGCon 2011. Pretty much everything is done. The t-shirts are ordered. The lanyards, tote bags, and Google goodies are ready to go. The hard stuff is done. What’s left is mostly logistics, coordination, timing, and organization. And for you to …

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PGCon 2011 update

PGCon is an annual conference for users and developers of PostgreSQL, a leading relational database, which just happens to be open source. PGCon is the place to meet, discuss, build relationships, learn valuable insights, and generally chat about the work you are doing with PostgreSQL. If you want to learn why so many people are …

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