Example to convert a field from real type to integer type:

update bracketevents set json = jsonb_set(json, '{sq_id}', ((round(cast(json->>'sq_id' as real))::text)::jsonb)); 

All that just remove the $*(@ decimals… how particular…

While debugging, you can use the Debug Console to print memory, including the content of strings that are clipped by default in the variables and watch windows.

View > Open View > Debug Console

From there, send gdb a command to print memory – 300 characters of a string in this example:

-exec x/300sb Query.c_str()

This article is a great explanation of the details. To explain.. no, too much. To sum up:

  • Go to Google Fonts and browse around and select ones you like, then click the bar in the footer to get an installation guide. This generated link is the important part:
    • https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lato|Montserrat|Oswald|Quicksand|Roboto
    • Because it is a “heavy thing”, I pared that list down to Montserrat for paragraph text and Quicksand for headings.
  • Put one-shot loading of the link into functions.php (details on wiki); example:
function custom_add_google_fonts() {  
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'custom_add_google_fonts' );
  • Specify the style in CSS (details on wiki):
body {  font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif;  font-weight: normal;  }
#content h2 { font-family: Quicksand, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; }

The never ending browser war… I will always strive to make Firefox my browser. But a browser is too important for compromise.

In linux and Windows, I just added the Tab to Window/Popup – Keyboard Shortcut to my Chrome, with c-sh-PgUp/Down keys to pull/push the current tab from/to Chrome windows. Chrome is working well as long as I keep the tab count low enough (~100) to prevent chrome from completely fucking my system. I gotta get that number higher. Make me a believer again FF.

Today I updated my gentoo server’s eselected PHP from 5.6 to 7.2 and wordpress phabricator and mediawiki didn’t even hiccup. WordPress went from a steaming pile of stubborn version upgrade refusal right back into line. I used mysqldump to back up all my databases, less than a GB. I git pulled phabricator’s stable branch (updated weekly from master) and ran a boatload of database patches that went smooth as coconut milkfat. I git-skipped the .arcconfig files so i could just update them in place. OK… why did that all just work?

Update: I went ahead and made the phabricator-recommended changes to mysql and PHP, including installing a PHP memory-based cache:

emerge -DavuN dev-php/pecl-apcu

And that, of course, cascaded me into a gentoo server update.

  • first I had to [emerge -av glibc] as it was ancient
  • do not put comments in [/etc/portage/package.use/zzz_autounmask]
  • used advice from gentoo perl docs:
emerge -uDNav --with-bdeps=y --backtrack=100 --autounmask-keep-masks=y @world

And away we go…

UPDATE: ok these are a few more of my “favorite” things…

  • mediawiki required an update, I had to manually tweak my multi-site LocalSettings overrides since some themes were removed, and some were added.
  • I decided to go through all the phabricator tweaks that it complains about.
  • I fell into an update of my fork of Simple Web Server, not really related except that it was YA deep rabbit hole.
  • Files served up were made real pretty with this; I had to tweak the .htaccess to make it correctly mo safe.
  • Moving to boost 1_69_0 was actually a lot of (CPU) work.
  • While I was moving things around, I set up a nice git flow for my stock app, with branches:
    • develop
      • feature/postgress-archive
      • refactor/use-archive-db
    • master
      • release/1.55.41-pre-archive-database