I used Google Insights to look at the global search popularity for a dozen programming languages. Although I wasn't inspired with any particularly valuable insights, its still fairly interesting to see the distributions.
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.
One of the fundamental pieces of infrastructure for an effective software engineering team is their deployment pipeline. Here we cover a fairly basic but effective pipeline for deploying code.
When things get bad, people start complaining about percieved social hierarchies. Few things piss off the already angry engineer like knowing they're less important than an architect.
A quick and pointless look at implementing tail in Python. Something of a koan.
A collection of my thoughts and advice from my English conversation lessons taught to an adult class. A handful of ideas on topics, and awkwardly generic recommendations.
This is the second part in the Django, jQuery & Ajax tutorial series, and takes a look at improving our first stab at Ajaxy functionality with something a bit... how shall we put it... less awful, by using custom Django views to respond to Ajax requests.
The first Irrational Exuberance was a WordPress blog in 2007. The second a custom Django application, and the third... is also a custom Django application. Named Sisyphus.
If you've ever built a homebrew analytics system and tried to get actionable insight from it, then you know the pain of filtering out automated and suspicious requests. Here are a few notes on what I've learned on filtering bots from analytics data.
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