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.
A look at the frontend engineer's primary pain point: product skew. While skew impacts everyone, it beats on the frontend engineer early and frequently. Think frontend engineer's have the easy half of engineering? Well, let's talk about that.
A quick and pointless look at implementing tail in Python. Something of a koan.
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 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.
In this post I briefly discuss the (questionably) novel aspects of the new Sisyphus blog engine which hosts this blog.
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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