Still not weekly 😉
[This Hacker News thread has some more detail from EY and GH. EY couldn’t afford to continue with the preexisting arrangement, so GH is moving to Rackspace.]
Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed. The FriendFeed application is written using a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google’s webapp, but with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure.
The company has to decide whether or not to turn revenue on. It sounds ridiculous, but it is a real decision. Once revenue is on, how the company is valued by the market can change dramatically.
If you want to just use REE for script/console, without setting it for
everything, you can…
Please don’t bother me with small details right now. Your job is to develop the overall plans for the house: get the big picture. At this time, for example, it is not appropriate to be choosing the color of the carpet. However, keep in mind that my wife likes blue.
What we’ve done only takes 1 not-even-fulltime (I have lots of other duties) programmer/sysadmin and it’s very cool that the software available today makes this possible. It’s important — we can’t be spending money on “professional services” and we only have 3.5 employees.
It is said that an economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders whether it works in theory. Twitter clearly works in practice… and I wanted to write about some theories that help me understand it.
MiniBatteryStatus is a small Dashboard widget that monitors battery status, charge percentage and remaining battery life. Integrated with Growl to alert you when it’s time to recharge your battery.
[Excellent write-up that covers protected downloads using Apache, nginx, the local filsystem, and/or Amazon S3. Awesome.]
A pretty good idea would be to contribute heavily to open source, and then look for work at companies that look at open source work as equivalent to a resume. If you build up enough really good open source work, you’ll soon find people clamoring to hire you. [Even with my limited experience, I’ve found this to be true. Working in Open Source is a really efficient way to improve your skills, and helps immensely when looking for work.]
Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard has landed. This time around, Apple goes light on the glitz in favor of some heavy work under the hood. John Siracusa dives deep into Apple’s new OS offering to see what’s new, what’s still the same, and whether it’s worth upgrading.
Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.