Activity tagged “for:mcroydon”
Holy crap, I hit the motherlode.
A pretty radical proposal reguarding hiring practices, but one that makes a *lot* of sense.
Yay new Kleptones!
One guide to getting Maemo running on a standard Ubuntu. Gotta give this a try.
I'd forgotten about this episode (from late 1998) until it was re-run this weekend. Very apropos to the current amateur cartography craze. The first act is especially wonderful
KS campaign finance disclosure data.
National Bridge Inventory data from the FHA. 2000-2006 data; incredibly clean.
Home of the custom monkey: “Wanna buy a monkey? You name a monkey, I draw a monkey. $20. Original color artwork on a postcard sent (in an envelope) to you or a friend. ”
From a hilarious discussion about the “appropriateness” of Wikipedia's content came this. Funny for about seven different reasons — not the least of which is how amazingly unsexy Wikipedia manages to make sex.
Not (even close to) a fully hacked (read: functional) iPhone, but this is how it always begins.
Garmin's new developer website. APIs, device communication toolkits, services… must investigate further…
Greg Mullane's complete talk on optimizing postgresql. Looks like a few things have changed since 2003 (7.3 —> 8.2), but this still seems *very* relevant.
Ridiculously in-depth explanation of what PostgreSQL means when you ask it to EXPLAIN. This is probably the only place this information lives.
These guys have some interesting ideas about Python Packaging.
Treat paths as objects, not strings. Even better than Jason's path.py, and there's even a chance this one'll end up in Python's stdlib.
A simple but powerful benchmark of Django served with mod_python, nginx, and lighttpd. Interesting, but not particularly surprising results.
A document classification algorithm. Wonder if it would be useful for classifying stories…
If he's right, I think we're spending far to little on Ellington.
Swivel gets some (awesome looking) competition.
“…observes your every interaction with app … then creates a personal shoebox of all the web pages you visit, emails you read, documents you write and much more.”
A great roundup of how online newspapers handle corrections. We've got a few things we could learn from these ideas.
Event the NYT disses the PS3: “In fact, if you are anything other than a complete Sony fanboy … go ahead and forget about the PlayStation 3 this year. Even if you find one, the overhyped PS3 does not deliver an entertainment experience commensurate with
“Django AMF is a Middleware for Django web framework written in Python. It enables Flash/Flex applications to invoke Django's view functions using AMF(Action Message Format).”
Email alrets when the Wii gets in stock…
Awesome - Django on a PDA
A very well done screencast introducing Django.
Mike's spin on database journalism. It's a great look at the same stuff Adrian's been talking about the the point of view of a (mostly) non-geek. Why can't all our clients be this cool?
Brian's writeup on his SoC project (that I'm mentoring). Hopefully he'll get around to the TODOs in the next week :)
Files from the OSCON Asterisk tutorial — *great* stuff.
“The FileBrowser is an extension to the Django Admin-Interface. It allows you to surf directories on the webserver and upload/delete specific file types. It is a tool for editors using the Admin-Interface to make it easier to work with Images or other Doc