Oct 27, 2016 Thursday

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.

Oct 18, 2016 Tuesday

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.

Oct 15, 2016 Saturday

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.

Oct 15, 2016 Saturday

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.

Oct 15, 2016 Saturday

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.

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