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Global Popularity of Programming Languages

08/14/2008

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.

Processing.jsの使い方

Processing.jsの目的と使い方について。最初、ちょっとだけ「なぜ面白い」という質問に答えて、後で簡単な例の作り方を説明する。

Using PyFacebook without the Facebook middleware

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.

Building a Software Deployment Pipeline

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.

Social Hierarchies in Engineering Organizations

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.

Tailing in Python

05/16/2010

A quick and pointless look at implementing tail in Python. Something of a koan.

Teaching Adult English Classes

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.

Custom Django Views for Happier Ajax

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.

Irrational Exuberance's Third Rebirth

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.

How to Filter Bots From Analytics

04/03/2011

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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