REST-push

Or, what to do about HTTP 202 Sometimes, we write code that takes a while to run. Whether that’s because of a big linear optimization problem (it could take minutes!) or because of external HTTP calls (it could take seconds!), it would increase the latency of our HTTP responses unacceptably, and so we have to …

Building docs for different targets with Sphinx (with bonus Unicode support)

Let’s say you want to build your docs in different formats. I already alluded to html versus dirhtml, but the distinction between those is relatively small; it’s just a matter of directory structure. What if I want to build my docs as PDFs or ePubs or something else? Well, Sphinx can do it. By default, …

Embellish later

So, @wholemilk said something I liked: Note to self re complicated programming: EMBELLISH LATER. — the no woman (@wholemilk) January 29, 2016 Yeah. But sometimes that’s hard. Why? I am a big believer in the value of considering the emotional landscape of any labor, but in my day to day, that means mostly programming. When …