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A blog about Web development, usability and AI.

On Flying Starts

What a start for a blog to end up on the homepage of Hacker News on the first day (with a short post about Django UI). The good: it's surprisingly easy to install a cache plugin to Wordpress. The bad: this blog is not hosted on the Slipmat.io server (because I don't want to insta ...

Django UI in 2005 vs Django UI in 2014

I stumbled across my favourite ever tech talk, the legendary Snakes and Rubies event where Django met Rails, back in 2005. One thing caught my eye while re-watching every minute of the 3-hour event: the Django Web site and the Admin Site app look almost exactly the same today tha ...

Why I Love Python And Hate Java

These backgroundtasks running Java processes — after tuning for minimun memory consumption — eat 20 times more memory than my whole Python Web app. Nice. (This post was originally published on my other blog called Spinning Code.)

My Stumblings With Logstash And Kibana

I've started a project of building a Web toolkit for DJs and in the process I'm constantly learning more about running a Web server [^1]. Being a huge data nerd one of the first things I wanted to install on the Linode VPS were Logstash and Kibana. Lots of data. Lots of pretty gr ...

Redirect to Custom URL After Saving in Django Admin

Here's a quick and dirty admin hack that can save you lots of time if you're used to browsing between editing objects in admin and vieving the results on a live site. Put following change_view-method in your admin.py and now you can make links to admin change page that return you ...

Apple and Nokia Quarterly Results Compared

Nokia just announced its quarterly results. I compared the numbers to Apple, just for fun. (Disclaimer: I'm not an analyst — I just pulled the numbers together.) The trend looks quite clear to me. Original data from Nokia and Apple. Nokia EUR values are converted to USD using ...
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