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IE's New Infrastructure and Writing Workflow

In this post I briefly discuss the (questionably) novel aspects of the new Sisyphus blog engine which hosts this blog.

War Card Game in Python

12/02/2012

A simple implementation of the war card game in Python, made for an interview some time back.

Grocery Shopping in Japan

10/19/2007

(This entry contains a number of pictures and may load a bit slowly on some connections.) I spend a lot of my day thinking about the next meal. In conjunction with that I do a lot of grocery shopping. Here is an annotated pictorial of my groceries.

Creating my Dream Server for Django

Recently I redid my server to have a solid Django serving atmosphere: apache2, Python 2.5, memcached, lighttpd for serving static media. These are the cleaned up and formatted notes I used to guide myself through the installation process on my 256 meg SliceHost slice.

Will Larson

08/10/1985

I'm a developer and I write a little bit. If you're curious about learning more about me, this is a good place to start.

Dreamier Dream Server with Nginx

Upon posting my first dream server setup, it became apparent that it was less dreamy than I had thought. This article is a reworking of the earlier post, but using nginx as a frontend to an Apache2 backend. Rather than... Apache2 as a frontend to Lighttpd. It has also been pared down a bit, removing the security topics (it didn't cover them well anyway). And its more concise, as in its very much unlike this description.

Articles and Series

03/27/2011

Collection of the most popular and interesting articles and series on Irrational Exuberance.

Introducing my Japanese Kitchen

10/21/2007

A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.

Don't Make Me Defend Your Claims

03/31/2011

Recently I grabbed Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think" and found it a reasonable discussion to the topic. My one enduring frustration is that it is damningly faint on evidence.

Full-Text Search in CouchDB Using... CouchDB

12/08/2008

I spent a bit of time this past Sunday trying to figure out implementing a full-text search in CouchDB, without relying upon a secondary library like Lucene or Solr. In a very read way, I succeeded, but in an equally real way the success may not be particularly helpful in most situations.

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