Archive for March, 2010

What Does A WebOb App Look Like?

Linked on Mar 13 at 6:04

I actually had been wondering what a WebOb app would look like after reading one of Ian Bicking’s posts where he handled a form using it. Here’s a more detailed example, and it looks fantastic in its simplicity.

One thing I don’t like about Pylons is all the code it generated and put in my … Read more

Real-world benchmarking of key/value stores

Linked on Mar 11 at 7:22

I’ve been involved with some heavy data mining, storage and analysis. We’re currently using MongoDB (not my choice) but I’m considering moving to something faster. Queries on large collections are taking a long time, even with indexing. I’m sure I can optimize it further, but it might still be a problem later. Thankfully, Pete Warden … Read more

PASW Statistics Data File Driver Guide

Linked on Mar 11 at 1:42

PASW is the old name for SPSS. The statistics program outputs a .sav file, what is essentially a file-based database. This guide contains instructions on how to use a driver to access data within the SPSS output file. The driver exposes an ODBC source for data access. It may be possible to use SqlAlchemy to … Read more

Nick Brandt - A Shadow Falls (2005-2007)

Linked on Mar 10 at 17:06

“Few photographers have ever considered the photography of wild animals (as distinctly opposed to the genre of Wildlife Photography) as an art form. The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.

I’ve always … Read more