Author Archives: Matteius
R.I.P Pupa — Dec 2011
Beloved English setter; sometimes it seems dogs are smarter than people.
Spring Garden 2011
This has been a wacky year as far as the weather goes, with a late freeze and then some sweltering hot days this Spring will bring interesting results for what actually grows and yields. Our fruit trees have been sprayed … Continue reading
Summer Garden 2010
Optimizing SQL Queries in Django with very little code
Back at the tail end of 2007, I began developing an open source Course CMS for Courses on the web. For technologies, I choose the Python language with the Django MVC framework as an initial code base deployed to an … Continue reading
April is the cruelest month
Python’s cProfile–Profiling your code straight-a-way!
This past day or so I have been working on some Facebook puzzles, and in doing so I’ve used Python’s built in code profiler cProfile. It is incredibly easy to set up for cases such as these: simply import cprofile, … Continue reading
So I’ve been updating the project I started for my honors project in college, which is a GPLv3 Django Project for delivering Courses on the web. It is now hosted on Google Code. I have also begun wiki documents outlining … Continue reading
My Northern Illinois Garden 2009
In 2009, my gardening approach was to open up grassy land for cultivation (since gardening had gone out of style here at this ranch home by the turn of the millennium), and to run several traditional row plots separated by … Continue reading
Gray Hat Python
I ran into issues running the demos from my new Gray Hat Python book–likely because I was working directly in 64 bit Vista, and the authors code examples makes use of the kernel32 windows API. I found this blog post … Continue reading