August 23, 2010 Here are some quick notes on the time to load Redis snapshots, perhaps useful when investigating Redis as an architectural component.
December 5, 2008 A quick introduction to using HTTP::Server::Simple::CGI, which is a helpful Perl module on CPAN for creating a standalone web server.
November 8, 2008 A brief introduction with thorough examples for people who don't really know Perl, but need to use Perl to write a task that uses XML.
October 29, 2008 This article looks at the complete code for creating a slideshow with Cocos2d iPhone. For example, you may need to use a combination of screenshots and text to teach new players how to play your game, and this class will show you how to accomplish that.
August 10, 2008 I spent a bit of time this evening writing a template filter for Django that accepts a string of code (and optionally the name of the Pygments lexer to use for highlighting) and returns the code nicely syntax colored. A simple but slightly helpful addition to your templating arsenal.
January 16, 2010 I use Markdown for most of my online writing, and also as the format for most of my personal notes. Since I also use Graphviz quite frequently, adding an extension to handle both seemed like a reasonable next step.
March 24, 2014 After a couple years with the old look, I took some time over the weekend and moved the blog over to Bootstrap.
January 19, 2009 The second entry in the Biased Intro to Computer Science series. Here we take a look at genetic programming, the bastard little brother of genetic algorithms.
November 4, 2012 The aim of a development group is to build business value. Building technical leverage is the focus on increasing the business value a development group delivers over time.
November 30, 2009 Instead of just listing off the myriad interesting ideas in the Amazon Dynamo paper, I decided it would be more interesting for both myself and readers to actually walk through implementing a distributed key-value store and incrementally evolve it using the ideas introduced in the Amazon Dynamo paper.
October 15, 2007 Shoes is a GUI toolkit worth a look. Simple design, brief code, and Ruby make for a pleasant experience. As long as you can overlook the minimal documentation and unpredictability that comes with young projects.