Did Excel always have the & operator?

I can't believe I missed it... nor how much time I've wasted over the decades typing CONCATENATE() and fixing misplaced parentheses. Edit: http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/concat2.php suggests it showed up only in 2000. Wonder what else I'm still doing the hard way, having learned it around version 3.

Schemaless Solr highlighting with tika

Using a default schemaless core with content indexed using Tika, I wasn't able to get any highlighting returned with a search. Two things needed fixing:


Postfix vs spammy TLDs

I admit I'm having some trouble figuring out how to get the most of SpamAssassin within amavis-new. However, while working on that, I noticed that something crazy like 70%+ of the spam I'm getting at this domain is from the new-ish .xyz TLD and about 30% of it is from the .link TLD.


Finally had a project where using generators really makes sense. I like them. Not only do they save memory, they're faster to code because you don't have to initialize, update, and return the storage array.


Add a device icon

Minor time-waste for this morning: Add a custom icon for my label maker which was showing up with some ugly/generic printer icon.


Ubuntu Updates: Am I missing a simpler way to do this?

Why isn't there one command to do this all in one shot? Well, I suppose there is now that I saved the following update script to my home directory...
#! /bin/bash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove
cat /var/run/reboot-required

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