Adam Buxton had Patrick Radden Keefe on his podcast this week. I’d never heard of Patrick before but the conversation was a very enjoyable listen. They spoke about a few of Patrick’s articles and books including his New Yorker article on Amy Bishop, and his book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty about the Sackler family, inventors of OxyContin.
I was looking for a new book to read. I haven’t gotten very far through the book yet, but I did read the article, and that got me started reading some of his others including one about Astrid and Wim Holleeder.
By a strange coincidence I decided to start watching Dopesick, a drama starring Micheal Keaton, and it’s all about the Sackler’s and OxyContin.
I was pointed at this interesting issue on the Chromium tracker this week. I’ve had problems with trying to tell browsers to not autocomplete fields in the past so this was an interesting read into why Chromium ignores
autocomplete="off"now (well, since 2016).
I needed to export some Postgres tables and it turns out this is easily done from within Postgres itself. For CSV with headers
COPY <table_name> TO '/tmp/output.csv' WITH (FORMAT CSV, HEADER);
A much needed weekend away was had this weekend. We spent some time in Dartmoor, Devon. We walked, we ate, we sat around. It was nice.