Posts Tagged ‘code’


You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Post is About Chu.

February 14, 2013

And you’d be right!

Wrong Chu

No, not that Chu!

Introducing Chu: A Tornado RabbitMQ RPC Client built around tornado.gen | Regularly Expressed.


A word of advice to individuals going on interviews for jobs that require a knowledge of Python

April 17, 2012

You should know Python.

Really, you should know Python.

It doesn’t need to be hard. I mean, it can be, if you’re into that.

But seriously. Before going on a job interview that will be testing your experience with Python, you should know some Python.

In summary: Python, dammit.


Jesse says it better than I could.

April 16, 2012

In Response to “Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder” | A. Jesse Jiryu Davis.

I *may* have been gently pursued as a technical co-founder recently (or maybe someone just needed some startup advice – I was playing dumb, because I certainly didn’t want to become a co-founder of this person’s project). I gave advice along these lines.


Installing TomatoUSB firmware on an Asus RT-N16 with a Mac

February 16, 2012

Most of the important parts are from this article

With a few small changes:

1. I used macports to get tftp

   sudo port install tftp-hpa

2. You need slightly different commands for shutting your ethernet port down and bringing it back up

   sudo ifconfig en0 down
   sudo ifconfig en0 up

Other than that, this was pretty simple.


I love the Google Chart APIs

December 9, 2011

In (literally) seconds, I was able to create this.

Google Chart API, gauge


Always Mount a Scratch Monkey

December 8, 2011

“…diagnostics for disk drives are designed to shake up the equipment. But monkey brains are not designed to handle the electrical signals they received.”

Eric’s Scratch Monkey Story, via Empty Square.


Steve Albini, Guitar Amps & Encapsulation

February 7, 2011

“Steve Albini plays and records music. In addition to playing guitar and singing for the band Shellac, he is also a highly recognized audio engineer.

I’m not sure if Mr. Albini knows anything about computer programming but he certainly understands the concept of encapsulation.”