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Newsletter — Issue 2
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Newsletter — Issue 2

A members-only weekly summary of the posts that appeared on the site.
Newsletter — Issue 2

The Singapore Government announced that the circuit breaker would extend until June 1st. It's not the best news, but it is necessary. As a result, I've had to order to a new desk. My mind, and my back, cannot comprehend five more weeks of working from home while hopping between the dining table, the coffee table, and the bed.

In development news, I’ve been working on the API and database for Singapore Transit’s separate apps. The database will be Postgres based and hosted by Digital Ocean. My development tool of choice for interacting with the database is Postico, for the Mac. It’s a fantastic app and it cost £31 for a lifetime license — which is more than reasonable.

However, occasionally I want to do some work on the iPad. A quick search on the App Store threw up Postgres Client by SQLPro. It’s free to download, but that’s where the good news ends. If you want to run a query, fine, that’s included. If you're going to interact with those results, you need to pay £54.99 a year, or £149.99 for a lifetime license. Activision charge less for Call of Duty! It’s a topic for another time, but in-app subscriptions are out of control.

Moving on, this week on the site:


  • 📝 My Magic Keyboard arrived, and I reviewed it here.



Lastly, I am engrossed in the daily shitshow that is Donald Trump’s COVID-19 briefing. Today, he suggested injecting yourself with disinfectant (via the NY Times):

And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute — one minute — and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning?” he asked. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

The man is ill. Ignore him.

Have a good weekend