Show the size of every table in every database in Redshift

I was getting annoyed with being unable to easily see the size of all of my tables in a Redshift cluster. This annoyance was compounded by the fact that I have several databases with identically named tables. I didn't see a solution to this anywhere else on the internet. In…

Google and Significant Digits

Even though I have a nostalgic fondness for the HP-48 - maybe the best calculator ever made in terms of tactile delight - I've grown rather accustomed to typing formulas in to Google when I need to do some quick math. Today I discovered that it sometimes doesn't treat all…

My public key

If you want to get in touch with me, I recommend the use of encryption. You can find my public key at http://robertlawson.net/static/Robert_Lawson_pub.asc, or simply copy it from the below: -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: Mailvelope v0.9.0 Comment: Email security…

Paste one character at a time for better screen recordings

I occasionally find myself making videos or animated gifs to illustrate help docs. While I can drag, drop, and click with the best of them, typing several lines of code without a single typo can be more challenging than I like to admit! I don't want to leave my errors…

Why Vodafone will not be my ISP

I was interested in switching ISP's recently, and given the general dearth of providers in my area had a look at Vodafone. I checked their website, couldn't find a way to switch online, and therefore gave them my number. This, as one can no doubt surmise, was a mistake. They…

Adding SSL to Ghost for free using CAcert

It's a good idea to use SSL when managing Ghost. If you don't, grabbing your password is trivial for people who are on your network and have Wireshark, which is free. SSL might seem like a pain if you don't want to handle your own certificate authority, or an annoying…