Irrational Exuberance!

Intro to HTTP::Server::Simple::CGI

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.

Finally Waving The White Flag to Objective-C 2.0

December 4, 2008 I've been fighting a very private moral war against Objective-C 2.0 ever since it was released, but I've finally given in and as of a couple weeks ago all my new projects are being written with all the new syntactic sugar. This post looks at the small shoves that finally got me over the edge.

Fixing What Ails LifeFlow

December 3, 2008 I like LifeFlow. I like it a lot, you'd hope so, because I'm probably the only person who seriously uses it. That said, there are a number of issues that make it difficult to work with, and they need to be resolved before the blog platform is genuinely usable.

Prevent Cron Cancer With a File-based Mutex

December 3, 2008 For a recent work task I used the file-based mutex technique to prevent a Cron script from running two copies simultaniously. Although incredibly basic, I think it's a nice trick to add to the old toolbox.

Parallel HTTP Requests in Python

December 2, 2008 Last week I was doing parallel HTTP Requests in PHP, and it seemed like a crying shame I was doing something in PHP that I had never figured out in Python. Like it often happens, it only takes a couple dozen lines to teach Python this new trick.