Sometimes the urge to write strikes you, and you have to take that opportunity when its there. It won't always pan out. But thats expected.
A rather rough and tumble walkthrough for using Django and JQuery to make autocomplete input fields.
I've been working on a Facebook application with a couple of friends recently. We decided to use PyFacebook library, but there was a brief period of intense confusion on my part about how to use the PyFacebook library without the included middleware. I worked through it, though, and this article has some advice on how you can do the same.
A slight typo deleted all the images on the server... they'll be coming back soon.
My favorite album so far this year. Whether you call it trip-hop or electronica, its ambiguous in all the best ways, and definitely worth a listen. You Are Beautiful At All Times by Yppah is a gem.
Some thoughts about one of Pirsig's arguments in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as viewed from the eyes of a programmer. Are my thoughts valid? Correct? True? Well. That probably depends on context.
Life anywhere has its little frustrations. Normally we just get over it and move on. Sometimes the frustrations keep getting thrown back at you again and again. The best of us move on anyway. The rest of us occasionally find the intense need to dwell on it a bit.
A quick test for helping designers discover a little bit more about the preferences of their customers.
A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.
Some pictures from a recent hike in nearby Yamanomura, part of the Kamioka section of Hida city. Also some pondering about the consequences of modernity on Japan and America.
Software engineer, technical leader, sci-fi reader, and so on. Born in NC, living in SF, and glad to grab a coffee.