Locking it down

I finally saved up and bought myself a smart lock at the end of April. I ended up getting the August Smart Lock Pro with the Connect module. Now that I’ve used it for a month and a half, I feel like I can finally review it.

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Mom cuts the cord

OK folks, it finally happened. My mother has cut the cord and now gets all her TV needs satisfied via OTA and OTT. Yes, you heard right. My mother. The same woman who spent the better part of a decade (I cut the cord in late 2008) saying how she didn’t understand how I could not have cable. Someone check the temperature in Hell will ya? :)

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Upgrading PostgreSQL from 9.4 to 10.3 with pglogical

I recently helped a customer upgrade their PostgreSQL instance from 9.4.x on RHEL to 10.x on Ubuntu. While it initially sounded daunting, the use of pglogical and some planning actually made it rather straightforward. While there’s nothing new or original in this post, I still felt compelled to write it up both for posterity’s sake and for anyone else that might find the info useful as an example in their own endeavors.

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Car(e) free in Columbus

Last year, at the beginning of March, I turned in my 2014 Kia Optima LX at the end of its lease and decided to go ‘car free’. I wanted to see exactly how much of a PITA it would be, how many services I’d need to subscribe to to get things done, and how much money it would actually save me. It’s now been a year, and I can definitively answer these questions.

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updated PostgreSQL homebrew script

With the release of PostgreSQL 10, I’ve updated my pg script. You might recall from previous posts that this script is for Homebrew users that have tapped Peter’s brew recipes. It allows for installing and switching between multiple version of PostgreSQL seemlessly. While I was in there adding v10 support, I tweaked and tuned the code a bit and tidyied up the output significantly. I’m pretty pleased with the new version actually.

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