Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python

23/12/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python - Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python. A comparison of eight different asynchronous networking frameworks in Python. Tornado comes out on top in most of the benchmarks, but the post is most interesting for the direct comparison of simple co

Jeremy Zawodny : Nicholas Piël » Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python - Nicholas Piël » Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python: an interesting comparison of async server libs in python

nelson : Python async servers - Nice comparison of a bunch of event-driven server frameworks

joshua : Socket Benchmark of Asynchronous Servers in Python

HTML history: IMG tag

3/11/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

nelson : HTML history: IMG tag - Great little trip down 16 year old mailing list discussions

Andy Baio : Mark Pilgrim's history of the IMG element - told through annotated conversations from 1993  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark] [via]

philgyford : Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark] - The history of the image element in HTML. A great bit of documenting internet history. (via Waxy)

Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font

31/10/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font - Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font: that is crazy yet brilliant at the same time... I love it

nelson : vt220.ttf - Someone makes a TrueType font that looks like an old VT220 terminal

Rod Begbie : Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font - I can think of no better use for my new 30" monitor at work than to use this font based on original VT220 terminals at a large size. [via#

joshua : Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font

Underscore.js

28/10/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Underscore.js - Underscore.js. A new library of functional programming primitives for JavaScript—each, map, all, any, inject, detect etc. Unlike some similar libraries this one doesn’t extend the built-in objects, instead opting to bind the new functions to the und

deusx : Underscore.js - "Underscore is a utility-belt library for Javascript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in Javascript objects. It's the tie to go alon

nelson : Underscore.js - Functional programming library for Javascript. "It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux."

joshua : Underscore.js - Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects. It's the tie to go along with

A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database

25/10/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database - authoritative source for arcane timezone trivia

joshua : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database « Jon Udell

Kellan : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database - I’m a card carrying member of the Olson fan club, but it’s still great reading see Jon’s love note. ADO has a posse. (actually I only have 5 posts tagged olson, while I have 7 posts tagged [udell]http://laughingmeme.org/tag/udell/) #

nelson : timezone appreciation - Nice examples of erudition in the time zone database

How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of

6/09/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of - How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of. Filed for future reference.

Andy Baio : Designing a Popularity Algorithm - with examples from Hacker News, Reddit, del.icio.us, and StumbleUpon  [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of - How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of: I should read this in more detail later.

philgyford : Linkiblog | How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of - What it says. (via Yoz)

In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek

4/09/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek [via]

deusx : In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek - "Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is

Andy Baio : Extensive photo study of corridors in sci-fi movies - apparently myself  [via]

philgyford : In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek - Wonderful essay about science fiction movie corridors, with lots of pictures. The internet gives generously. (via @moleitau)

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

1/09/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

bmilleare : Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage - 67 terabyte 4U servers for $7,867 = Awesome.

Jeremy Zawodny : Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage - Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage: that totally kicks ass... needs ZFS though. :-)

nelson : Backblaze disk pods - Great article about how to build large, cheap systems

Simon Willison : Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage - Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage. Explains how Backblaze can operate an unlimited backup service for five dollars a month—their custom storage hardware stores 67 terabytes for $7,867.

tr.im shutting down

10/08/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

nelson : tr.im shutting down - First big URL shortener to go away; what happens to the links?

Rod Begbie : tr.im R.I.P. - Another URL shortener gets shuttered. As it turns out, unless you slap frames and shite over the links you bounce users to, there's no business model. Another example of why I run rdbgb.us: I am solely responsible for keeping the links in my Twitter post [via#

jcgregorio : tr.im URLs | tr.im R.I.P. - One down, all the rest to go.

Andy Baio : Tr.im shuts down, breaking millions of shortened links by year's end - we were warned; someone should call Archive Team

Simon Willison : tr.im is "discontinuing service" - tr.im is “discontinuing service?. “However, all tr.im links will continue to redirect, and will do so until at least December 31, 2009.Your tweets with tr.im URLs in them will not be affected.?—these statements seem to contradict themselves. W

how to avoid ads in gmail

30/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

wearehugh : how to avoid ads in gmail - "you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words"

nelson : Avoiding gmail ads - Simply make sure tragic words are in every mail

Andy Baio : How to Avoid Ads in Gmail - just add tragic words to your signature  [via]

Simon Willison : How to avoid ads in gmail - How to avoid ads in gmail. “After extensive testing I’ve discovered you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words in the rest of the email.?

The pushbutton Web

24/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : The pushbutton Web - Anil breaks down some of the recent work around realtime messaging

Simon Willison : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real. Anil Dash is excited by the potential for PubSubHubBub and Webhooks to make near-real-time scalable event publishing accessible to regular web developers. So am I.

jimray : Anil's thoughts on the "pushbutton web" are really smart - And really well written, to boot. This is the future.

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the Pushbutton Web - the best articulation of the current real-time web trend I've seen

Greg Storey : Pushbutton. - Forgot to link to this earlier. Go. Read. Now.

Anil : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - tweetcount_url = 'http://dashes.com/anil/2009/07/the-pushbutton-web-realtime-becomes-real.html#comment-661209'; tweetcount_title = 'The Pushbutton Web, about realtime messaging getting real'; tweetcount_src = 'By @anildash:'; tweetcount_

Shaun Inman releases Fever, an elegantly designed feedreader

17/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Shaun Inman releases Fever, an elegantly designed feedreader - PHP/MySQL app, it recommends stories in your feeds based on link popularity

Greg Storey : No matter how many times I asked, Shaun never gave me a access to Fever beta. - Despite his small error in judgement, Fever is awesome and will undoubtedly breathe new life into feeds.

Cameron Moll : Fever, a new feed reader from Shaun Inman - Fever°, a new feed reader from Shaun Inman, is "your slice of the web" mixed with Twitter Trending Topic-like personalization. "Fever reads your feeds and picks out the most frequently talked about links from a customizable time period. Unlike traditi

philgyford : Fever° Red hot. Well read. - Self-hosted, pay-for feed reader. Looks like a lovely interface and an interesting way of organising feeds and posts. (via Daring Fireball)

Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames

10/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Anil : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - The whole world A small number of super-geeky obsessives is abuzz over the upcoming launch of Facebook Usernames, an exciting new feature that will let you put some parts of your name into a web address. Since its announcement yesterday, there's been a l

Eric Meyer : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil lays it all out for you in clear, simple terms.

Rod Begbie : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash - Anil Dash predicts the future of Facebook vanity URLs. Who's going to be the first to register "mikearrington", I wonder. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the future of Facebook usernames - frighteningly realistic predictions

Dice-O-Matic

26/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Dice-O-Matic - Crazy machine for rolling a million dice a day

Simon Willison : Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator - Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator. An outstanding piece of applied geekery, now generating dice rolls for GamesByEmail.com. “It is a 7 foot tall, 104 pound, dice-eating monster, capable of generating 1.3 million rolls a day.?

deusx : Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator - GamesByEmail - "Introducing the Dice-O-Matic mark II, now generating the dice rolls on GamesByEmail.com. It is a 7 foot tall, 104 pound, dice-eating monster, capable of generating 1.3 million rolls a day.The Dice-O-Matic is 7 feet tall, 18 inches wide and 18 inches

philgyford : Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator - GamesByEmail - A 7 foot tall machine that can roll 1.3 million dice every day, photographs them, and uses them as a random number generator for code.

In Bb 2.0, a collaborative music and spoken word project

6/05/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : In Bb 2.0, a collaborative music and spoken word project - each person submitted a video performing in B flat major, which can be mixed at whim

nelson : In Bb 2.0 - Neat video reimagining of classic minimalism

Rod Begbie : in Bb 2.0 - a collaborative music/spoken word project - Each video has a soundtrack in B♭. Start and stop them to create a musical tapestry. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : in Bb 2.0 - a collaborative music/spoken word project [via]

Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores

21/04/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores - Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores. Another ringing endorsement for Tokyo Cabinet, this time from Leonard Lin.

joshua : Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores - some issues w voldemort, summary of other things

Rod Begbie : Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores - Leonard Lin's summary of "the market" of distributed key stores. I haven't needed to do anything terribly large-scale yet, so redis has been Good Enough for me. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores « random($foo) - Some Notes on Distributed Key Stores « random($foo): good stuff form Leonard... also see the comments and discussion

on url shorteners

3/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : on url shorteners - on url shorteners: they are fail

nelson : URL shorteners bad - Thoughtful essay on how tinyurl, etc are bad for the Web

deusx : joshua's blog: on url shorteners - "So there are clear benefits for both the service (low cost of entry, potentially easy profit) and the linker (the quick rush of popularity). But URL shorteners are bad for the rest of us.I feel that shorteners are bad for the ecosystem as a whole. B

Andy Baio : Joshua Schachter on the dangers of URL shorteners - interesting that Archive Team is already working on crawling the TinyURL db

cobra libre : joshua schachter on url shorteners - Besides, there are plenty of services that are intended to be used for publicly pointing to links -- unlike Twitter. #

Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism

14/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism - the single best essay on the topic I've read

nelson : Journalism revolution - Well reasoned, calm essay about the coming end of newspaper journalism and how to approach replacing it

jcgregorio : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky - Shirky nails it.

Eric Meyer : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Everyone else is linking to it, so I might as well. Besides, it's incredibly insightful and intelligent stuff.

joshua : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - clay sighting

carlfish : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Clay Shirky on the ongoing demise of print media, and why we can't point at anything specific that can replace it: "The old stuff gets broken faster than the new stuff is put in its place."

redis

11/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

joshua : redis - another k/v distributed store

Simon Willison : redis - redis. An in-memory scalable key/value store but with an important difference: this one lets you perform list and set operations against keys, opening up a whole new set of possibilities for application development. It’s very young but already support [via]

Rod Begbie : redis - Key-value datastore. Fast like memcached, but persists to disk and can deal with pushing and popping with lists and sets. Just the thing to solve some of the problems I've been having with my RDBMS on a project I'm hacking on. [via#

bmilleare : Redis - A persistent key-value database with built-in net interface written in ANSI-C for Posix systems. Seems pretty fast - 110k SETs/sec and 81k GETs/sec on an entry level linux box.

The Comics Archetype Times Table

11/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Comics Archetype Times Table - reminds me of the dessert taxonomy

Milo Vermeulen : The Official Creebobby Comics Archetype Times Table [via]

Rod Begbie : The Official Creebobby Comics Archetype Times Table - Tell your Zombie/Lincoln from your Ninja/T-Rex [via#

joshua : the official comics archetype times table

How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data

27/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data: interesting approach that uses MySQL as more of a glorified column store, since writing "normal" relational queries becomes difficult. But it does scale and that's what matters.

Simon Willison : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data. The pain of altering/ adding indexes to tables with 250 million rows was killing their ability to try out new features, so they’ve moved to storing pickled Python objects and manually creating the i

nelson : FriendFeed datastore - Using MySQL just to store python dicts

joshua : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - Bret Taylor's blog - this is very much like the datastore i wanted to build for delicious. instead they built the usual crap.

jcgregorio : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - Bret Taylor's blog

NYT's Article Skimmer prototype

16/02/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : NYT's Article Skimmer prototype - I find this much more usable than the homepage  [via]

Cameron Moll : NYT Article Skimmer - Admittedly, I have hard time getting past the NYTimes.com home page. It's too dense for casual reading. However, over the weekend they released what they're temporarily calling Article Skimmer. This might be exactly what I need to engage more fully with N [via]

philgyford : Article Skimmer - NY Time's prototype news viewer. Nice idea but it equalises the importance of all but one of the stories. I want a newspaper to tell me what it thinks is important (even if it's wrong). Otherwise it's not a newspaper, it's a database.

Linkorama : Article Skimmer by The New York Times

David After Dentist [video]

3/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : David After Dentist [video] - David After Dentist [video]: "This is my 7 year old son who had an extra tooth removed last summer, 2008. I had the camera because he was so nervous before I wanted him to see before and after. " Holy Shit, that's funny!

Andy Baio : David After Dentist, a 7-year-old's first drug trip - "I feel funny. I can't see anything. I don't feel tired. Is this real life?"  [via]

Rod Begbie : YouTube - David After Dentist - A tripping 7-year-old. "Is this gonna be forever?" [via#

Greg Storey : Where was this video during the War on Drugs campaign in the 80s? - "Why is this happening to me?!"

Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites

29/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites - Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites. Leonard’s thoughts on what the next generation of web frameworks should aim to provide.

jcgregorio : Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites « random($foo) - Things you'll need.

Jeremy Zawodny : Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites - Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites: this is so dead on, it's not even funny

deusx : Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites « random($foo) - "One of the things that I did when I wrapping up at Yahoo! was to begin to take a look at the current state of web frameworks. I ended up picking Django, but I have to say, I was disappointed with the state of what’s out there. Friends will have he

ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD

20/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD - "Don’t blow anything into the Cloud that you don’t have a personal copy of. ... Insult, berate and make fun of any company that offers you something like a “sharing? site that makes you push stuff in that you can’t make copies out of or whi

wearehugh : ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD - "Insult, berate and make fun of any company that offers you something like a “sharing? site that makes you push stuff in that you can’t make copies out of or which you can’t export stuff out of. They will burble about technology issues. They

Rod Begbie : FUCK THE CLOUD - "If you lose your shit, the technogeeks will not help you. They will giggle at you and make fun of your not understanding the fundamental principles and engineering of client-server models." [via#

philgyford : ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD - A follow-up to the previous link on why keeping your stuff on servers run by other companies is a recipe for trouble. I try to avoid this but some things, like Flickr, make me nervous. (via Blech)

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