ramblings

I've had a variety of blogging habits, from an adolescent LiveJournal to the occasional Twitter rant. This is the latest home for the occasional post for public consumption.

  1. Typechecking Python for fun (and profit?) 30 May 2020 - python dev

    I'm assuming you agree (or will consider) that adding some type-checking to your Python code can help you find bugs or otherwise improve your software. You've definitely heard of mypy, and possibly one or more of pytype, pyre, and pyright. That's a lot of options! What should you use?

  2. Visual Refresh for 2020 15 March 2020 - design meta

    It's been a while since I did anything with my web site. It seems a bit of an anachronism even to have one. Nonetheless, I'm quite attached to having an address of my own on the Internet, so I've given it a brief once-over.

  3. Developing with Empathy 07 September 2019 - python dev talk

    I gave a talk at PyColorado 2019! Thank you to Frank, Scott, Emily, the Cuttlesoft team, and everyone else at PyColorado for an awesome event!

  4. Command-line tools are fast; is Python faster? 21 March 2016 - python dev dask data

    A little while ago, I encountered a blog post that's stuck in my head ever since -- Adam Drake's experiment with command-line tools for data processing. Ever since then, I've wanted to do a little experimenting of my own. I finally got around to it this evening.

  5. Android Cloud-to-Device Messaging: A Story 14 April 2011 - startups dev

    A little background: at an exciting startup project, we're developing two main components -- a mobile client (a smartphone app) and a server. Currently, we've got an iOS (iPhone / iPad) client out, in a very early preview stage (more of an alpha than a beta) and we're building the Android side to match.