Irrational Exuberance!

Writing, Analytics and Analysis

April 10, 2011 In this article I'm releasing real-time analytics for this site, as well as analyzing historical data thus far.

Introduction to architecting systems for scale.

April 4, 2011 Designing a system which scales to a high number of requests isn't critical for most applications, but you'll never know that it was important until after the fact, so it's worth putting some thought into ensuring your architecture can grow with your success.

Don't Make Me Defend Your Claims

March 30, 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.

Irrational Exuberance's Third Rebirth

March 27, 2011 The first Irrational Exuberance was a WordPress blog in 2007. The second a custom Django application, and the third... is also a custom Django application. Named Sisyphus.

Notes on Redis Memory Usage

August 22, 2010 Yesterday I spent some time running memory usage tests on Redis. Specifically I was interested in storing roughly comparable data in the different data structures and comparing costs. This article contains the numbers and notes from that process.