Today I found:
Today in #lobsters I was referred to the GNU doco for Shell Functions.
Some notes on performance tuning SQLite: Inserting 130M SQLite Rows per Minute.
I was referred to a list of notable quotes: http://worrydream.com/quotes/.
I particularly liked this one:
What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around. In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them. When you think of a concrete object, you think wordlessly, and then, if you want to describe the thing you have been visualising you probably hunt about until you find the exact words that seem to fit it. When you think of something abstract you are more inclined to use words from the start, and unless you make a conscious effort to prevent it, the existing dialect will come rushing in and do the job for you, at the expense of blurring or even changing your meaning. Probably it is better to put off using words as long as possible and get one’s meaning as clear as one can through pictures and sensations. Afterward one can choose — not simply accept — the phrases that will best cover the meaning, and then switch round and decide what impressions one’s words are likely to make on another person. — George Orwell
This via HN today: Planning & estimating large-scale software projects.
See How To Remember Anything Forever-ish. A very cool presentation. Making some spaced-repetition software is on my TODO list!
Over on Safer Bash: avoid nesting I learned that extracting complex expressions to a named variable is a good idea so as to help catch error conditions.
For when you’re on Tech Support call…
This via r/programming today: 20 Questions a Software Engineer Should Ask When Joining a New Team.