Irrational Exuberance!

Extraction: Get Metadata from HTML Documents

November 23, 2012 As part of a toy project I'm playing with I needed to extract titles, summaries and images, so I threw that together as the extraction library.

Social Hierarchies in Engineering Organizations

November 4, 2012 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.

Creating Multi-Worksheet Excel Docs with xlwt

November 4, 2012 xlwt is a great little Python module, this tutorial walks through the steps of using it to create a multi-worksheet Excel with cross-referencing formulas.

Building Technical Leverage

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.

Hosting a Paper Reading Group

October 28, 2012 Once again we're experimenting with a paper reading group for our engineering team, this time with more success than previously, albeit in an unintended direction.