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.
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.
(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.
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.
Here are some quick notes on the time to load Redis snapshots, perhaps useful when investigating Redis as an architectural component.
A quick look at a bringing the Django patterns for urlpatterns.py and views.py to Node.js.
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 article looks at implementing a Django middleware that injects Googlel Analytics tracking into pages.
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.
Another quick Clojure blog entry, this one on writing out file contents.
In this article I take a look at using Cassandra and Lazyboy for modeling a trivial task management application. Intended to contain examples of iterating over a subset of keys and storing relations between SuperColumns.
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