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Genetic Algorithms: Cool Name & Damn Simple

Genetic Algorithms are one of the most natural approaches to optimization. Did you learn about evolution in grade school? Then you already "get" GA.

Kill Your Heroes, Stop Doing it Harder

One of the most destructive ideas is that you can dig out of a hole by doing what you're already doing, but doing it harder. This doesn't work, but it does breed and kill your heroes, and alienate everyone else.

Reading Files in Clojure


A brief overview to approaches to reading in files in Clojure.

Using Optional Parameters in Django Urls


A simple but helpful trick for using optional parameters in Django views to allow one view to serve multiple urls with varying parameters.

Assigning One To Many Relationships in CoreData

A few brief code snippets on how to add an instance of an entity to another entity's one-to-many relationship.

A Couple of Clojure Agent Examples

This post contains an extremely brief discussion on how Clojure agents differ from Erlang actors, and then follows with examples o fusing Clojure agents to serialize file writes, form message relays and perform parallel HTTP fetches.

Using Threadpools in Python


This article takes a look at creating a threadpool in Python. Specifically it takes a stab at iteratively processing CSV and XML files and farming out the parsed data for processing by a threadpool. The Python logging, csv and ElementTree modules make cameo appearances.

Development to Deployment in Django


An overview of my pipeline between development and deployment for Django projects. Fabric and Git turn a potentially unhappy task into something very quick and easy.

Reflection on RethinkDB


I spent a couple of hours reading up on and working through an example project using RethinkDB, and it seems like a great tool, as long as its performance and scalability stories prove themselves out with large scale usage.

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