Huel Banana – How does it taste?

Huel Banana – How does it taste?

This is a review of the Huel Banana flavour. When I hear banana flavour, I tend to think of banana tasting candy. That’s been my experience with most artificial banana flavouring. And I hate that taste. I also didn’t enjoy any of the flavour boosts when they initially came out. So when I saw Huel Banana I was sceptical. How would this taste? I google’d around and tried to see if there was any reviews that compared Huel Banana with…

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Tagging with PostgreSQL

Tagging with PostgreSQL

I’ve been looking at the well known and documented ways to do tagging. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2885564/ways-to-implement-tags-pros-and-cons-of-each http://howto.philippkeller.com/2005/04/24/Tags-Database-schemas/ I was undecided between MySQLicious and Toxi methods. For my use case I currently just retrieve all the tags anyway, so MySQLicious seems like the way to go. We have an item which has tags associated with it. Currently we fetch all items and as such with them all possible tags. We then do tag filtering/searching on the client side. However as we scale fetching…

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The extremism of equalities

The extremism of equalities

(All quotes are paraphrased, as the original discussion was in Portuguese) The other day a user on a social media platform posed a question: “Can a lawyer dad represent his son?” His understanding was that it would be a conflict of interest. Another user chimed in and said that no a lawyer dad could not represent his son. (That’s not true.) Not seeing the conflict of interest or the reason for the dad to not be able to represent the…

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Resize Luks on LVM

Resize Luks on LVM

As usual make sure you backup your disk. I recommend a full dd backup/clone https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dd#Disk_cloning_and_restore This guide is for increasing the space on your LUKS encrypted partition that sits in a LVM partition. In order to decrease the same should (untested) work but you have to change the order in which you do things. This is quite simple. Let’s run lvscan to find out the name of our luks partition. You should see something like the above, write down the…

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Encrypting an Unencrypted Ubuntu Installation

Encrypting an Unencrypted Ubuntu Installation

My Ubuntu partition was not encrypted. I can’t quite recall why, but I believe it had something to do at the time with UEFI and luks installations on Ubuntu not playing nicely. So recently I decided it was time to migrate to a fully encrypted system, but I didn’t want to lose all my configurations, applications and everything else that comes with an OS that has been tweaked to your liking for the past few years. My system is EFI,…

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