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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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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 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.
Knowing when default parameter values are initialized can save you some pain. A lot of pain. A whole, whole lot of pain.
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