Thursday 20 April 2017

How to calculate if table rows are inserted consecutively in MySQL

As a Developer, I'm often working with asynchronous code, code that isn't well  synchronous be that with workers or events, sometimes this means the created time is out of order and to report on it we need to validate the created date time.

SELECT @a := 0;
SELECT invid, `date`, `date` - @a AS gap, @a := `date`
HAVING gap < 0

Monday 20 March 2017

Linux Clipboard Text To Speech

Install festival and esound-clients.

To do so, follow this tutorial:

Install xsel:

sudo apt-get install xsel

Create new file in your home folder, call it "" or something.

nano ~/apps/

edit it and paste the following line:

xsel --clipboard | festival --tts

Make the script executable

cmod +x ~/apps/

Make the file executable make a hotkey that launches the shell script:


Rsync over proxy gcloud / jumpbox

So I needed to pushdown some log files off of a box without a public IP, rather then rsync to the jump box / proxy then  rsync to my local box i made use of the ssh proxy command.

 rsync -avz -e 'ssh -o ProxyCommand="ssh -i ~/.ssh/google_compute_engine -W my-internal-ip.internal:22"' my-internal-ip.internal:/var/www/log/workers ~/code/logs/