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.
Visual Refresh for 2020
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.
Command-line tools are fast; is Python faster?
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.
Android Cloud-to-Device Messaging: A Story
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.