When the BBC announced a rejig at Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, Stob hoped for a much more radical change of format than a mere replacement head composter. The panel answers your nerdicultural questions Chair: Hello and welcome to Programmers' Question Time, which this week comes from DevOps-on-Slack, where we are the …
And also thanks for The Goodies reference. I told someone in the office yesterday about that story of the guy who died laughing, and was able to produce proof the next morning. Although I'm sure I could have searched it. I was just reminded I found the DVDs cheap a few years ago, so I'm going take my life in my hands and watch the Ecky Thump episode when I get home tonight.
However, Radio 4 have already re-formatted Gardeners Question Time. The Kitchen Cabinet (also an excellent podcast) is the kitchen version of said show, though funnier and with more bacon. I've got some good tips/ideas from that show, and I highly recommend it.
Thanks for mentioning him.
Although I never used Erlang itself in a major project, I used its principles in a system based around messaging to handle lots of simultaneous data connections. His work gave me a real head start.
Gardeners' Question Time? I want to ask the gardener why the wrong plants always get cut down and the weeds flourish.
(PS if anyone knows a cure for the North American Lupin Aphid... )
I've heard that napalm can be effective.
Delivered from about 2,000 feet in a co-ordinated airstrike you will find that it should solve your aphid problem extremely effectively.
It is very important to read the safety instructions carefully before use however. As it is very easy to accidentally spread to othe parts of the garden where it's not needed - causing unwanted damage.
Also it's best applied in the morning. Where I'm told that it smells like victory...
A cure? Not really, the best you can do is interrupt their life cycle and reduce their numbers. Try a dilute solution of neem oil and Castile soap, combined with squishing the visible critters.
On the first day, just apply the solution first thing in the morning. Soak the leaves, top and bottom, and the stems. On the following days, squish first, then apply the solution until you can't find any more to squish. Then check daily ... on first sight, squish and apply. Lather, rinse repeat. After the first year or so, you'll probably only have to do this for a week at the beginning of the season, and then perhaps occasionally throughout the season. (You can easily squish the bugs without harming the plant leaves, if you are wondering.)
If you have money, an easier option is to put mosquito netting over the affected plants, and release predatory insects under it. The netting isn't to keep the aphids out, it's to keep the predators in.
Get rid of ants! Ants farm and milk aphids. I have peppermint growing wild around the periphery of my veggie gardens, which seems to help. Ants hate peppermint oil.
Bloody Home Counties yet again!
Why does the programme never seem to come from The North these days? It's not all COBOL'd dev streets and big code-polluting AbstractFactory patterns any more! A startup company in Leeds apparently finished a maintainable node.js project last week!
"A startup company in Leeds apparently finished a maintainable node.js project last week!"
You mean they found an almost maintainable node.js project on Github and managed to create local copies of all the dependencies locally before they vanished but after they found a paying customer?
Actually, yours is more believable...
If only this had been up a couple of days ago, when I actually identified a race condition as part of a post-mortem we were doing re an app falling over.
Perhaps I wouldn't have directly mentioned Derek's name in my report, but it could have entertaining for anyone who bothered clicking on the links I generally include for reference.
Caller: so we have ascertained that there was a catastrophic aerofoil control systems failure, the aircraft flipped on its back and accelerated, impacting the ground at around 600kts, killing all passengers and crew, and burying much of the wteckage. Has the Air Accident Investigation Board been able to establish any causes?
Panel: ah, the answer lies in the soil!