media-nommer scampers closer to initial release

Tuesday, October 18 2011

Our Python-based, open source (BSD) distributed encoding system, media-nommer, is inching closer to what we’ll call an initial 1.0 release. We’d love to have other developers take a look, try our documentation, and help us chase down flaws before we stick a 1.0 on this thing ...

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CouchDB as a MUD server data store

Monday, October 17 2011

I’ve been using CouchDB as the data store for my in-development MUDDawn of the Titans. So far it’s been very enjoyable to work with, through the CouchDB Python module. I’ll take a moment to share my experiences, for those who might be interested.

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Over the speed bumps

Sunday, October 16 2011

One of the worse parts about writing a codebase from scratch for a specific game is the staggering amount of foundation work that has to happen before you can really start making visible progress. Database layers, object representation and manipulation, account management, exits, and a basic set of global commands ...

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An embarrassing S3 saga

Saturday, October 15 2011

Around July of 2009, a post was made to the AWS Developer Forums for S3 (which the S3 team reads and responds to) asking for the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header to be allowed on keys. The primary motivator for this is that sites would be able to store things like webfonts in ...

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PyPy’s call for donations (NumPy)

Wednesday, October 12 2011

Disclaimer: I am not at all involved with PyPy development, planning, or management. You are about to see cheer-leading, but it’s not because this is my project.

PyPy has recently posted  "Call for donations - PyPy to support Numpy!" There has been some initial ground work laid by Alex Gaynor ...

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Read the Docs: A huge thanks!

Thursday, September 15 2011

When a free service or module proves to be invaluable to your project(s), it’s only right to thank the authors for their excellent work. I thought I’d take a brief moment to thank all of the contributors behind Read the Docs for this simple but wonderful site ...

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Evennia MUD server grows a proxy

Tuesday, September 06 2011

I’ve obviously been on a bit of a proxied MUD server tangent of late (see here and here). I typically haunt #evennia on FreeNode, and brought the point up to the current maintainer, Griatch, a few weeks ago. As is typical for Griatch when he finds something he likes ...

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dott - now with more proxy

Tuesday, August 30 2011

As mentioned in my previous post about putting a MUD behind a proxy, I’ve been really intrigued by some of the things such a setup would allow. In fact, my motivation was enough to warrant actually trying to implement my own interpretation. My implementation of this split proxy/MUD ...

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Amazon ElastiCache review

Tuesday, August 23 2011

Amazon Web Services has just announced the beta release of Amazon ElastiCache, a hosted/managed memcached service. This is an offer similar to Relational Database Service (RDS) in that the management and clustering is handled for you, leaving you with a host/port to point your services at.

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An interesting article on fanboyism

Wednesday, August 17 2011

Ars Technica has an interesting article with a brief overview of a study that looks into fanboyism. It outlines why fanboys tend to defend their favorite brands, often with disregard to facts and history. Read the full thing here.

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