Harmony in the Cloud

Harmony in the Cloud

This post is to highlight how awesome Cloud computing really is, and the impact it can have on your business if you get it right or wrong. I’ll cover both with real examples from my CPU graphs. Getting it wrong,…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

One month with Google Storage as my CDN

One month with Google Storage as my CDN

About a month ago I swapped from CacheFly to Google Storage for my CDN — I even wrote a step-by-step article to show you how to do it yourself. My friend at Google estimated that it would cost me about $7…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

MySQL dump large database to remote server

MySQL dump large database to remote server

I’m currently in the process of migrating one of my sites from Linode to Digital Ocean. The database for this site is quite large, approx ~25G and mysqldump kept crashing trying to xfer that much data. It’s not that it’s…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

Programming for an 80 space width

Programming for an 80 space width

Like a lot of people, I try to use the Google style guide for code. I run on the assumption that given the amount of code produced by Google their standards have to be implemented for logical reasons, and I…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

Language goals for the year

About a year ago I broke out of my programming rut. I had been stuck in PHP for far too many years, and I eventually made the change to Python and haven’t looked back. I started with Django, then migrated…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

Build for 1.5mil users, aim for 3k

Build for 1.5mil users, aim for 3k

As I’ve stated a few times, I’m working with my friend (aspiring Game designer) on a Browser based space RTSMMO. It’s a heavy strategy based game and leaves a lot of the whiz bang graphics on the curb and instead…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

My open-source commitment

My open-source commitment

I’ve never really been the kind of person to do dealings in the open-source world. Everything I ever created I kept to myself, and if I made any fixes to any application that wasn’t mine (which I’ve done, a lot)…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

The reiteration: Not enough jQuery

The reiteration: Not enough jQuery

Another blogger just reported about the image below, and I thought that I would use it to reiterate my previous blog post. While I’m sure at least a few of the people there were joking, it seemed pretty obvious that…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

Python persistent dictionary?

Python persistent dictionary?

I just had an interesting thing happen in Python while working on rwrapper that I haven’t come across yet, it really had me baffled and I’m still not sure why it does it yet. I’ll do some research later and…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!

Don’t lose sight of the milliseconds!

Don’t lose sight of the milliseconds!

Sometimes when digging through older code, or even recent code from something I just started learning I’ll look at it with disgust because it looks like such a mess. My first instinct when opening these files is to get the…

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About David Parlevliet

Dave is long time developer with a passion toward teaching. He divides his time between his wife, her cat and his projects. He recently started using twitter so make sure to follow him!