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Giving the MPs a receipt for their expenses claim.

February 27, 2010


Talking one night about printing with receipt printers, Dave Challis said that it would be interesting to print out a receipt for the MPs expenses the next day. So we did. We grabbed the google spreadsheet that contained the results of the Guardian’s crowd-sourced data, parsed it up using python and then spent an hour […]

My swiss army toolkit for distributed/multiprocessing systems

February 11, 2010


My first confession – I avoid ‘threading’ and shared memory. Avoid it like the plague, not because I cannot do it but because it can be a complete pain to build and maintain relative to the alternatives. I am very much pro multiprocessing versus multithreading – obviously, there are times when threading is by far […]