Now on Tap on Android N DP2

Like any good geek, I jumped at the opportunity to enroll my Nexus 5x into the Android N Beta Program. And for the most part, it’s worked really well for me. I really like Android N so far and can’t wait for the final release. However, after updating from Developer Preview 1 (DP1) to Developer Preview 2 (DP2) via OTA, I noticed two small issues. The first issue is that I could not, for the life of me, get Now On Tap to enable even though it was previously enabled on DP1.

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PostgreSQL Partitioning Quick Tip

Partitioning in PostgreSQL can be a little daunting at times. In fact, you should probably just use pg_partman and be done with it. However, if you’re trying to learn, can’t use pg_partman, or are a masochist you’ll probably be following the docs and thinking ‘seriously? i have to create indexes on each child? why don’t they copy the indexes of the parent? why isn’t this easier?’. Here’s a little tip to make things slightly easier:

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Logical Replication with Skytools3

UPDATE: My coworker Richard liked this write up, and Skytools, so much he threw together a demo script. You can get it here.

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PostgreSQL Streaming Replication in 10 Minutes

While there’s absolutely nothing new in this blog post that isn’t covered by the wonderful docs I’ve been asked multiple times now by customers if we had some kind of ‘crib notes’ format for how to get replication up and running. And since I just had to set this up and document it for a customer, I figured I might as well post it so that I can simply point people to it in the future. So here we are.

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Hello, eero

I don’t normally back things on Indiegogo (I’m a Kickstarter snob), but I jumped all over the eero. I have always had issues with the wifi coverage in my home. I’ve tried everything I can think of to alleviate the issues; differernt brands of routers, flashing different OSS firmwares, ‘upgrading’ to SOHO equipment instead of consumer equipment, moving them all over the damn house, etc. Nothing solved all the issues. Until now.

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