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Dog Looking Up by Jane O'Hara, 2004 Viennese dog artist and dog-art blogger Petra Hartl presents a beautiful retrospective of ten years of Jane O'Hara's dogs at Hund und Kunst. The Google translation is here. Jane O'Hara is curating "Beasts... Continue »
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dox-ZENS, works in progress and Tyler Foote with the dox-ZENS, 2014 Katherine Carver is an accomplished photographer and blogger. She writes about her Sheltie muses, Biscuit (1992 - 2013), and Victory at Biscuit's Space. She also features in-depth interviews with... Continue »
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For 2011, I'm going indie. Introducing Wallrazer. Continue »
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There's been some talk lately in social software circles about how to take back ownership of your data: ie, how to make sure that the content and data you create and share cannot be lost or destroyed by a particular service shutting it's doors. Continue »
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No. I want to cancel the account. In fact, I'm pretty offended that I had to chat with you at all. Continue »
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Warning: Serious nerditry to follow. I use [Notational Velocity](http://notational.net/) as my note-taking app. It's a super-easy app that you can drive with the keyboard and syncs with [SimpleNote](http://simple-note.appspot.com), so I can also access my notes on my iPhone. Specifically, I use [nvalt](http://brettterpstra.com/code/notational-velocity-alt/), a fork of NV which adds some nice Markdown-specific features, including a preview. I got to thinking about... Continue »
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When I last posted, I described how I was using a Github-backed wiki as my notes directory in [Notational Velocity](http://notational.net) (and the fork I use, nvalt). That post got some interest, so I decided to try and make the process a bit easier by creating a project for it on GitHub: Veloci-Wiki. Continue »
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Short version: pystatsd is fire-and-forget site metrics from python, using Etsy's StatsD and Graphite. The brilliant devops folks at [Etsy](http://etsy.com) released (and [posted about](http://codeascraft.etsy.com/2011/02/15/measure-anything-measure-everything/)) an awesome little node.js-based stats server called [statsd](https://github.com/etsy/statsd/). Statsd sits in front of the [Graphite metrics server](http://graphite.wikidot.com/), providing a simple API for applications to send stats *over UDP*. UDP is "old tech" but is fire-and-forget --... Continue »
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I posted a quick update on the Wallrazer blog about some recent work: the Related Items plugin for MT, released under the perl license, much thanks to Endevver. Continue »
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Yesterday I got pystatsd pushed up to pypi, so you can install it now with pip. Continue »
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Apparently I'm having too much fun -- I've posted a perl client for Etsy's StatsD on Github. Continue »
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After a couple hours effort, I just released node-statsd, you guessed it - a StatsD client for node.js. Continue »
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Thanks to Joshua Frederick (github user [jfred](https://github.com/jfred)), we now have an [actual Python implementation]() of the statsd server, so if you don't want to install node.js (though why wouldn't you? :-) ) you can run it all in python. from pystatsd import Client, Server # client usage sc = Client('example.org',8125) sc.timing('python_test.time',500) sc.increment('python_test.inc_int') sc.decrement('python_test.decr_int') # server usage srvr = Server(pct_threshold=90, graphite_port=2003,... Continue »
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Back in the day (1994), we had to get our R.E.M. information from the listserv (that's email for you kids) run out of Lynchburg College in Virginia. I've carried this manila folder containing the R.E.M. FAQ and 3/4" of lyrics around from place to place while finishing college, working in Europe, getting engaged, married, moving 3 times, adopting 3 kids,... Continue »
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If you're an OS X Lion user and have found that Google Chrome popup windows send your Desktop/Spaces into conniptions when switching between Chrome windows (I always have Chrome windows in multiple Spaces and the popup wreaks havoc with window switching, while remaining invisible), here's how to fix it. Continue »
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I am listening to The KLF's Chill Out right now, and now, so can you. Bonus: sheep. Continue »
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My general approach with (music) best-of lists is to compile a large playlist in iTunes of my favorite stuff, adding to it throughout the year. That usually works out to 40-50 tracks, in total. In past years (2010, 2008, 2007,... Continue »
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This morning, I woke up and opened up Twitter on my phone to find this tweet already open. (It reads: "In a room with a view in Florence for New Years.") Which is weird, and I've no idea how this... Continue »
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If you live anywhere in New England, you know it's been FLIPPING FREEZING for the last week or two. The kind of cold that renders sunshine "ineffective" (apparently that's a weatherman term - and shockingly appropriate!). The kind of cold that crystallizes your tears as you weep at the numbing... Continue »
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On April 12, at the Library of Congress, the "President's Own" United States Marine Band will present a program of Stravinsky, Peter Lieberson, Gunther Schuller, and Elliott Carter, with Sibelius and Mozart added as a concession to more traditional tastes.... Continue »
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