How minimalism brought me freedom and joy

I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions.

Benchmark of Python WSGI servers

So that is what we are going to do, we are going to take the top-3 performing WSGI servers namely Tornado, Gevent and uWSGI (FAPWS3 lack of HTTP/1.1 support made it unsuitable for this benchmark) and give them 5 minutes of ping-pong mayhem.

BreakSafe magnetic USB-C power cable

Use BreakSafe with the USB-C power supply that came with your laptop. BreakSafe is rated up to 60 watts (20 volts @ 3 amps), and has been designed and tested to meet USB-C power standards. Please note that BreakSafe is for charging power only; data and video are not supported.

Three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Tan's thin slice exercise contains a trigger, a routine, and a reward—the three parts necessary to build a habit. The trigger, he says, is the pleasant moment, the routine is the noticing of it, and the reward is the feeling of joy itself.

Nokia Lumia 735

I can't express to you how nice and solid this phone feels in hand. It's nothing short of spectacular. I don't even use the case I have for it because I don't drop it without the case. I was at first a bit skeptical about build quality because the back cover is removable but the shape and materials look and feel amazing…

This item ships to Romania.

A base filesystem project

I've pushed a basic remote macOS filesystem project to GitHub. Its got all the bits and pieces necessary to work but I haven't audited all parts of it for correctness.

I should build a SFTP file system too.

Using Django querysets effectively

To avoid populating the queryset cache, but to still iterate over all your results, use the iterator() method to fetch the data in chunks, and throw away old rows when they've been processed.

Brutalism is back

Brutalism was an attempt to create an architectural ethic, rather than an aesthetic. It had less to do with materials and more to do with honesty: an uncompromising desire to tell it like it is, architecturally speaking.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10