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Syntax Highlighting with MarkDown, and a pinch of Automagick for Django

07/14/2007

It can be a bit awkward to implement MarkDown and Code Syntax highlighting together in your Django applications. But making them play nicely together doesn't have to be a hassle. Beyond that, its about time to teach your Django blog to automagickly create MarkDown references for you. If only it would stop begging at the dinner table...

Haiku for an April

04/20/2008

A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.

Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does

02/24/2008

The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.

Designing My Future Home

12/29/2007

Isn't it one of the great dreams of humans to design and build your own home? Well. I had a few ideas this morning and decided to put together a sketch.

Being a Local Maximum

10/19/2008

Are you the best programmer in your project group? Are you a solitary contract developer? When the curtail starts falling, do you know you'll be the one who'll carry the project or be the last one crushed by its weight? Well, then I guess you're a Local Maximum. Congratulations, and my condolences.

Anti-Objects and Reflexive Decisions (repost)

06/07/2007

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 one talks about object orientation often blinding us from simple solutions.

Using Ajax with the BeepBeep Microframework

The second entry in the Introduction to BeepBeep series, this time we take a look at using Ajax with BeepBeep in an extremely simple and contrived example.

Hard and Soft, Fluffy and Brittle

02/03/2009

Going through my first design phase in a large team of engineers has been an enlightening experience for me, exposing me to an ancient software dichotomy: hard versus soft.

What Do Django People Search About?

06/17/2009

Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.

Cull Lingering Erlang Heart Processes

02/04/2009

This article introduces a short Perl script that culls errant Erlang heart processes, which have the awkward tendency of accumulating over time with crash-heavy processes.

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