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Oct 19, 2020
Simplifying Django deployments on Heroku What’s wrong with Heroku’s process? A simpler process Technical details Why focus on the buildpack? Current limitations Try it out Long term goals Feedback What’s wrong with Heroku’s process?…
Oct 12, 2020
Exploring fractals on a cloud computer I’ve always been curious about fractals, and the book I’m reading uses fractals in an example. I started playing with the example, and found it a good chance to see how much faster a powerful cloud computer can render a fractal than my modest laptop.…
Aug 31, 2020
Cleaning up a messy, exploratory Python project One of my current projects is in a state that many people will probably recognize: it’s a small project that grew through the exploratory phase, got really messy, but has now proven to be really useful.…
Aug 10, 2020
What's faster than strptime()? I was working on a longer post recently about optimizing a messy exploratory Python project, where the file I was focusing on took about 16 seconds to run.…
Jul 26, 2020
Review: Serious Python Serious reading at the driving range. I just finished reading Serious Python, by Julien Danjou. It was really satisfying to read a technical book cover to cover again, and it was also nice to read a technical book that didn’t require sitting in front of a laptop the whole time.…
Mar 19, 2016
Using Git for Technical Writing I recently finished writing Python Crash Course, an introductory programming book. The first half of the book is an introduction to Python, and the second half is a set of projects that build on what was presented in the first half.…
Feb 2, 2012
A sed one-liner, from my father I have known about sed and awk for a long time now, but I haven’t used either of them much at all.…