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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.

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.

Articles and Series

03/27/2011

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Django Middleware for Google Analytics (repost)

06/14/2007

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.

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