When developing some python code and testing it in IPython, I love
the autoreload feature of IPython. When enabled it will reload
imported modules automatically. So you will always use the newest
version of your code. It even patches modifications on class methods
into existing class instances. To enable it first load it with
%load_ext autoreload, then enable it with %autoreload 2 – See
for explanations of the options and how to autoreload only selected
Podman Desktop is an open-source GUI application for managing
containers on Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Historically, developers have been using Docker Desktop for
graphical management of containers. This worked for those who had
Docker Daemon and Docker CLI installed. However, for those who used
Podman daemon-less tool, although there were a few Podman frontends
like Pods, Podman desktop
Cockpit, there was no
official application. This is not the case anymore. Enter Podman
Rust is in a pretty good place; it is getting more and more popular,
has more and more contributors, and is used in some pretty
significant places. However, it is a time of flux and change, and
transitioning from a research project then a new, rapidly changing
language to a popular, established project is a difficult change.
Here, I want to describe what I think are the ten biggest challenges
for Rust for now and the next few years. I have some ideas for
solutions, but they are all big, difficult questions with no simple
answer, so the real solutions will all take iteration, energy, and
creativity. My focus is on the core project; there are many
challenges for the community and ecosystem (e.g., how to make GUIs
with Rust, or how to get more crates to 1.0) which I think must be
primarily solved by the community.
Billions of people carry cameras in their pockets and use them to
document their lives. Yet, despite the democratization of the
hardware, the knowledge of photographic techniques remains
elusive. Countless books, webpages, and YouTube videos purport to
offer advice, but tend to dwell on topics of little consequence -
such as shopping for gear or memorizing made-up rules of composition
that seldom make for a good shot.
I'm not a pro, but I dabbled in photography for more than two
decades - and after making countless mistakes, I have gotten fairly
good. This page is an impassioned contrarian take on what it takes
to snap great photos, along with a set of simple experiments that
can be repeated at home.
Just like metadata is data about data, metaprogramming is writing
programs that manipulate programs. It's a common perception that
metaprograms are the programs that generate other programs. But the
paradigm is even broader. All of the programs designed to read,
analyze, transform, or modify themselves are examples of
Zerolog is a high-performance,
zero-allocation Go logging
provides structured logging capabilities for latency-sensitive
applications where garbage collection is undesirable. You can use in
a completely zero-allocation manner such that after the logger
object is initialized, no further objects will be allocated on the
heap, thus preventing the garbage collector from being triggered.
This tutorial will explain how to install, set up, and use the
Zerolog logger in a Go application. We'll start by going through its
API and all the options it provides, and show how to customize them
in various ways. Finally, we'll describe how to use it in a typical
web application so you can get a good idea of how to adopt it in
A lot of chatter around the ol’ <details> and <summary>
elements lately! I saw Lea Verou recently tweet an
about the element’s display behavior and that sorta splintered into
more observations and usage notes from folks, including a revived
discussion on whether
<summary> should be allowed to contain interactive elements or
There are a lot of dots to connect and I’ll do my best here to do
Python is, in a lot of ways, a very rich language. After years of
using it, I still regularly discover new parts of the ecosystem,
even in the standard library. In particular, there are a few modules
which are not very well-known, but can be very useful in some
situations. Today I discovered dbm a persistent key/value store.
I’ll make the case for one practice that works very well
operationally: deploying small units of code to production on a
regular basis. I think that your deploys should be measured in
dozens of lines of code rather than hundreds. You’ll find that
taking this as a fixed point requires only relatively simple uses of
Once, Sancia Grado was just a thief with a grudge and a rare
talent. Then she learned how to use that talent, and beat the great
merchant houses of Tevanne at their own game. With Clef and
Berenice, she even saw off an immortal hierophant - but the war
they're fighting now is one they know they can't win.
This time, they're not facing robber-baron elites or an immortal
hierophant, but an entity whose intelligence is spread over half the
globe: a ghost in the machine using the magic of scriving to possess
and control not just objects, but human minds.
Despite all their efforts their enemy marches on, implacable,
unstoppable - and it's closing in on its true prize: an ancient
doorway that leads to the centre of creation itself.
Sancia and her friends glimpse a last desperate opportunity to stop
this unbeatable foe - but to do so, they'll have to unlock the
centuries-old mystery of scriving's origins and pull off the most
daring heist they've ever attempted.
And as if that weren't enough, their adversary might just have a spy
in their ranks - and a last trick up its sleeve . . .
In the evening I started in
book 3 in The Founders Trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Swift 5.7 is now officially released! Swift 5.7 includes major
additions to the language and standard library, enhancements to the
compiler for a better developer experience, improvements to tools in
the Swift ecosystem including SourceKit-LSP and the Swift Package
Manager, refined Windows support, and more.
A while ago, after what now seems like eternity of flirting with
Haskell articles and papers, I finally crossed the boundary between
theory and practice and downloaded a Haskell compiler. I decided to
do a field evaluation of the language by two means. I was going to
solve a problem in a domain that Haskell is known to excel at
followed by a real world
that hasn't had much exploration in
the problems was easy. There's a lot of folklore that suggests
Haskell is great for building compilers and interpreters so I didn't
have to think long to a pick a problem that would be self contained,
reasonably short, and fun - writing an interpreter of a Lisp
dialect. For the second test case I decided to go with a web
application - plenty of people are writing them for money and there
hasn't been much Haskell-related work done in this area.
Most software developers are familiar with object-relational
(ORM), a coding technique that creates an abstraction layer between
object-oriented programming languages and databases. But despite its
value, ORM isn’t ideal in all situations – particularly when
programmers make wrong assumptions about its use. We debunk several
such mistaken beliefs so that you can use ORM the right way.
In this post, we'll dive deep into Log Structured Merge Tree aka LSM
Tree: the data structure underlying many highly scalable NoSQL
distributed key-value type databases such as Amazon's DynamoDB,
Cassandra and ScyllaDB. These databases by design are known to
support write rates far more than what traditional relational
databases can offer. We'll see how LSM Tree enables them to allow
the write speeds that they claim, as well as how they facilitate
Go is one of the programming languages I love the most. It allows a
very fast execution time (unlike Python) without affecting
negatively the developer experience (unlike C), and is strongly
typed (unlike TS where you can lie to the compiler). But it has some
flaws, and nil interfaces are a tricky one I have to address.
My iPad Mini 5 is
great and I love it to bits, but I have been feeling the need for a
bigger screen for a while (my high myopia offsets age-related
presbyopia a bit, but every Winter I find it a little harder to look
at small screens in the evenings), and even though the iPad Air
might have been cheaper in a regular situation there was also a
little pressure to get something that could tide me over during the
But feature-wise, the Pro’s amazing ProMotion display and
Thunderbolt support really sealed the deal.
This is not a tutorial on how to write your own task queue, but
rather an attempt to convince you that you should write your own.
What’s a “task queue” in this context? For the purposes of this
post, a task queue is a system for performing work out of band from
a user interaction, often at some later time. Typically this is a
core component of many web apps, and is used for performing long
running tasks or things that can fail and may need to be retried
like sending emails.
So, why write your own? In short: task queues have many properties
and tradeoffs that make it hard to find one that fits requirements
perfectly, and with the world class open-source software we have
available today they can be relatively quick to write from