So Merveilles Town, how are you doing today? Are you feeling okay? Is everything all right? Talk to me. :tealheart:

I’ve just came back from a walk around a lake near the sea. Two swans noticed me and came to say hello!

@metasyn I was trying to figure out how to maintain an atomic counter column.

I initially started out using Serializable isolation, but after a lot of debugging it turned out that what I actually wanted was Repeatable Read isolation.

Turns out, Serializable isolation performs page-level locking, so you can run into scenarios where concurrent updates to different rows in a table can fail if they are on the same page.

This week I learned more than I'd ever thought I'd know about transaction isolation in Postgres

postgresql.org/docs/current/tr

@neauoire That definitely sounds like a good precaution, especially since the ocean is not known for being benevolent 😨

I think one benefit of building so much out in the open like you do is that it lessens the need for these sorts of digital continuity plans.

@johannesg I think it is important to consider the overhead/burden that leaving behind digital possessions brings. I've never really had to deal with this before, so I didn't think about that while writing this. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Being selective about what you end up offloading onto your successors seems to be a prudent decision.

Today I'm launching shards on my website: maxdeviant.com/shards/2020/int

These are a way for me to write down and share my rough, uncut thoughts without all the ceremony and polish of a proper post.

Shards also appear in my Atom feed, so subscribe to that if RSS is your thing: maxdeviant.com/atom.xml

(Also, let me know if there are improvements I can make to my RSS feed, I'm not a big RSS person).

The loft office is finished (it'll never be properly finished, but I can take a break for a few months now, not generate any sawdust, and just use the space).

@neauoire This is the most I've kept up with AoC of any year!

I don't know whether it's due to the puzzles (content and/or difficulty), the language I'm using, or just that my skillset has grown.

@cloudhead It looks like there's an open PR right now: github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/

Hopefully it will be wrapped up soon 😄

@royniang I've been meaning to replace dmenu for a while now.

Probably going to try out Rofi, but curious to know if there are others you would recommend?

@slisne I never thought about this!

I love my electric kettle, and it seems to boil fast enough for me 😅

@cloudhead I'm super excited about Radicle!

Very cool to have one of the maintainers here in Merveilles Town :)

I'll be checking it out as soon as there's a Nix package for it.

Recently released Radicle, a peer-to-peer code collaboration stack. Super excited!

radicle.xyz

🤝 Peer-to-peer — no central servers, no censorship
💻 Local-first — everything's stored on your machine
🔐 Secure by design — no accounts, just crypto 🔑
💕 For the collective — a fresh take on sustainability

My utter disdain for Go has been rekindled as of late.

Finally getting around to adding code completion for luxe/wren ✨

I’ve since cleaned up the formatting to match vscode, this was really early on when I got the plumbing down and completion was first coming through

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