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Southwest 737 Runway Overrun and EMAS

Avweb has an article mentioning EMAS: “Southwest Airlines Flight 278 slid off the end of the runway while landing at California’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) at 9:05 am local time on Thursday. According to a statement issued by the FAA, … Continue reading

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Dart Pop-out Float Test On R66

Informative video on deploying Dart pop-out floats on a Robinson R66 helicopter, then repacking them. Takes about 8 seconds to fully inflate, but a couple hours to repack all 4 floats. Requires 3 men, talcum powder, a vacuum cleaner, replacing … Continue reading

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Programmers who want to curry favor (to be polite) with Paul Graham, the founder of Ycombinator, upvote postings on the Lisp programming language on Humorously, one commenter noticed this gem in a Lisp article: 🙂 classichasclass 3 hours ago … Continue reading

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Lionair Flight 610 737 Max Crash

Lion Air flight 610 crashed on October 29, killing all 189 people on board. Also, one rescue diver involved in the recovery drowned. Having flown in Jakarta, Indonesia before, I can comment on the challenges that airlines face there: hazy … Continue reading

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mysql-trigger-logger Available on github

I just added new github repo, mysql-trigger-logger. It demonstrates how to use MySQL triggers to log the timestamp, user, SQL and a note for unexpected database changes (“heisenbugs”) from UPDATE or INSERT statements to a table. This is professional-grade code … Continue reading

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