Category Archives: code

One bit of Python I’ll never get…

>>> “hello”[2:4] ‘ll’ >>> “hello”[2:] ‘llo’ >>> “hello”[:4] ‘hell’ Do any of those not make sense to you? Here’s how I see it, and my confusion; “hello” represents a 5 character string… and indexing starts at 0, something most programmers … Continue reading

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What if stocks were movies?

As you’ve seen from my previous posts, I’ve been playing with python, couchdb and been working my way through the “Programming Collective Intelligence” book. However, what I haven’t been talking about much is what I’ve actually been doing with it! … Continue reading

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python & couchdb sample

Lacking any good examples of how to use python’s couchdb module, I’ve managed to make pretty impressive progress (for me) on a 4th of July holiday. I’ll try to recreated it here for others although I know it’ll be incomplete. … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Make me an Offer!

I’m a big fan of O’Reilly books, as I’m sure most of you are. They’re great technical resources for me and have cute animals my wife can really enjoy! A friend of mine got Programming Collective Intelligence and recomended it … Continue reading

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Even the real geeks at google can’t get it right all the time…

Having a “systems programming” background I’m a little green to this web programming stuff. It’s not that it’s incomprehensible, I’ve designed for these applications but I want to ensure I can implement some of the software components as well. I’m … Continue reading

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