Monthly Archives: September 2007

eMusic vs. Amazon

Amazon just opened their DRM-free MP3 store. While I’m a happy eMusic user, Amazon has somehow managed to convince EMI and Universal to join the DRM-free crowd. I don’t know if I’ll continue with eMusic, but I do plan on … Continue reading

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IRC After a 10 Year Hiatus

Its probably been 10+ years since I’ve touched IRC. In the early days of the public Internet, IRC was IM + MySpace + Filesharing, only a lot geekier. Then came ICQ and soon after a flood of IM clients that … Continue reading

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Session Locking and Performance in CherryPy

While working on that firewall project I keep alluding to, I came across an interesting caveat when using sessions (tools.sessions) and static file directories (tools.staticdir): Sessions are locked on a per-request basis meaning while a request is being processed, all … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Python, DNS, and Threads

While working on a firewall project (that I’ll hopefully be posting about soon), I ran across the need to resolve thousands of domain names to IP addresses as quickly as possible (without duplicates). It was a simple, straightforward problem which … Continue reading

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How to Build a Web2.0 Link Sharing Site

While I already posted about the excellent Genshi Tutorial, the author, cmlenz, has continued adding to it. The tutorial is now an excellent introduction to building a reddit/digg style link sharing site complete with pretty AJAX (using jQuery), Atom Feeds, … Continue reading

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New WordPress Plugins and Updates

I just added the Subscribe to Comments WordPress plugin. You should now be able to get e-mail notifications when new comments are posted. This should make flamewars and trolling much easier. For what its worth I also installed the Google … Continue reading

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