Monthly Archives: April 2009

A simple twitter library in python

I’ve been working on a project built on Google App Engine and I’m relying on twitter to mediate some of the interaction with my end users. What I find great about the growing prevalence of social interfaces is that I … Continue reading

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Hadoop Benchmark and CouchDB Implications

Although I don’t write much about it directly I’m a big fan of the MapReduce approach to computing and data mining. I love the fluid manner with which it encourages partitioning and how little code is required to focus directly … Continue reading

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BookList – Entry 6 & 7: “Outliers” & “Talent is Overrated”

Here’s a video review I saw on OpenCulture for two books which I really enjoyed, “Outliers” and “Talent is Overrated“. It’s a little tongue in cheek, with a bit of profanity, but it made me laugh and remember how much … Continue reading

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BookList – Entry 8: Wired for War

If you’ve seen either of my recent robotics projects then you might suspect I have some slight fascination with the more exotic forms our technology can take. Which it not to say that I don’t have reservations, nor do I … Continue reading

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BookList – Entry 5: The Daemon

I heard about this book while listening to a talk the author gave at a “Long Now Foundation” meeting via their iTunes podcast. Apparently, Stewart Brand got an early copy and it was passed around enough to gain quite a … Continue reading

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