As a developer, you sometimes have to correctly normalize strings. Be it to do quick case-insensitive lookups, or to compare stuff. The question is, what is considered a correct normalization for these use cases? This post uses C# for the sample code, but this topic applies to all languages and environments equally.
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Hello everybody. I just wanted to tell you i'm back 🙂
Some might have wondered why I did not blog anymore. Answer is simple: I moved. From a rented house into another house I now bought and where I had to do a lot of DIY stuff (including electrical installation) myself before we could move in. Besides all that stuff I simply did not find the time to blog and to be honest, if I would have had a slot of spare time, I probably wouldn't have used that for blogging.
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My hosting service provider just informed me that my server will have a scheduled downtime next month.
They need to physically move some machines into a new data center, and my (virtual) server Gallifrey is running on one of these. Of course in times of cloud and virtualization that should not be a reason for a downtime, but since I'm only paying 30€ / month for a 4 core, 4 GB RAM, 200 GB hdd virtual machine (to compare: a single azure small vm would cost twice as much), I think I am not in the position to complain.
Downtime will be from Friday, 13th of September, 22:00 CEST (20:00 UTC) to Saturday, 14th September, 06:00 CEST (04:00 UTC).
I'm confident that, even if this happens on a Friday the 13th, the move will be finished in time and the actual downtime is possibly shorter than that.