Monthly Archives: November 2010

ALTER TABLE my_table CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8;

php “question marks” utf-8 utf8 mysql Hopefully that’s the search terms and the answer a good way round for search engines to find.

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OpenFruitMap

I read somewhere that foraging for wild mushrooms was damaging forests. Every so often it occurs to me that the most dangerous thing you could do with a GPS would be to log the positions of all of your nearby … Continue reading

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dicate and predicate

A. C. Grayling pronounces “predicate” to rhyme with “immediate”.

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How do I say your name again?

Gao E (高鹗) is the only 18th century Chinese writer to have played Test cricket for England.

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Dynamization

First McDonald’s came for stative love, but there’s something very odd going on with like. As you know, if you like Paris in the springtime at time t then you also like Paris in the springtime at time t′, regardless … Continue reading

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Tomato colour

The tomatoes I fetched from the garden yesterday between them show all of the shades from tomato colour to tomato colour.

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