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Cleanly Extending Python Markdown with Syntax Highlighting

01/09/2008

A look at extending the Python Markdown library. It happens to be an extremely well written library, so extending it is a bit more fun than it ought to be. Take a look.

How Pitance Versions Documents in CouchDB

09/17/2009

A quick overview of how I ended up versioning templates in Pitance, requiring a bit of extra meta-data as well as creative use of the query api.

Refactoring & Testing Our Dynamo Clone

This third part of the series working on Dynamo works on refactoring the code thus far into something more workable. In particular we add unittests and convert the message-passing based implementation into an OTP gen_server.

Two-Faced Django: Live install

The example application built in this series is now alive and accessible. Although, its extraordinarily bland. I will acknowledge that. The Facebook portion is also alive here.

Deleting From NSOutlineView With the Delete Key

08/20/2008

I was trying to figure out how to delete items from an NSOutlineView with the delete key (and without simply binding the delete key to an NSButton), and it took a bit longer than necessary to figure it out. Here is a simple example that will hopefully help out those in a similar situation.

Measuring Single and Multi Server Performance

Here is a first for my blog: an experiment conducted using something approaching the scientific method. In other ways it wasn't a first for my blog, because it was essentially a complete failure. Damn it.

Technical Debt and Peanut Butter Jars

Let me regale you with the story of technical debt and peanut butter jars. A harrowing tale from my past.

Poor Wireless Connectivity for MacBook

09/04/2008

Quick posting of my solution to extremely poor wireless connectivity on my MacBook.

Redesign of Lethain.com

09/21/2008

I spent a fair bit of the day sketching and implementing the new layout of lethain.com. I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out, and think it does a much better job of showcasing content (which is... the point of a blog). I am waiting comments with bated breath.

Reflections on Django (repost)

06/01/2007

This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This was my first written thoughts on using Django. Kind of funny to look back on them years later.

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