Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Volokh Conspiracy � Mandamusing

The Volokh Conspiracy - Mandamusing:

"If I do not ferk you out of all likelihood of ringing the beauty, why mandamus me!"

Thursday, July 29, 2010 Figurative Art Models Figurative Art Models:

"About the Pose Tool

ThePose Tool is a free, easy to use, interactive search tool that helps you find just the right pose. Without buying anything, you can use it for pose ideas, instructing models, planning compositions, practice, and inspiration. When you are ready to create finished works of art (our ultimate goal for this website), you can download the complete 24 views at full resolution starting at just $4 each."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Using Python with Quartz 2D on Mac OS X

Using Python with Quartz 2D on Mac OS X: "Python is a robust, object-oriented scripting language with powerful built-in libraries. On Mac OS X, Apple's Python Bindings for Quartz 2D give Python developers access to the Quartz 2D graphics API. This combination of rapid development and rich graphics makes Python on Mac OS X an excellent platform for graphics processing, dynamic content generation, and PDF document creation.

This article shows you how to leverage Python and the Quartz 2D API to quickly and easily create new solutions and opportunities by guiding you through three exercises. In addition, we'll explore some spots in Mac OS X where you can apply this Python and Quartz 2D knowledge."

Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit - Enterprise Integration Patterns

Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit - Enterprise Integration Patterns: "While waiting for my 'Hotto Cocoa' I started to think about how Starbucks processes drink orders. Starbucks, like most other businesses is primarily interested in maximizing throughput of orders. More orders equals more revenue. As a result they use asynchronous processing. When you place your order the cashier marks a coffee cup with your order and places it into the queue. The queue is quite literally a queue of coffee cups lined up on top of the espresso machine. This queue decouples cashier and barista and allows the cashier to keep taking orders even if the barista is backed up for a moment. It allows them to deploy multiple baristas in a Competing Consumer scenario if the store gets busy."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cheat Sheet : All Cheat Sheets in one page

Cheat Sheet : All Cheat Sheets in one page: "The's project. All cheat sheets, round-ups, quick reference cards, quick reference guides and quick reference sheets in one page. The only one you need."

Friday, July 09, 2010

RangeVideo OSD [RV-OSD] : RangeVideo!, Wireless video solutions.

RangeVideo OSD
  • Plug and Play for FPV
  • On Screen Display
  • Autopilot with Failsafe
  • Artificial Horizon
Autopilot Modes:
  • Fly-by-wire mode (requires IR sensors)
  • Level flight stabilization (requiresIR sensors)
  • Heading hold (requires IR sensors)
  • Position hold (requires IR sensors)
  • 15 waypoints, 3D waypoint sequencer (USA and Canada only)

s3funnel - Project Hosting on Google Code

s3funnel - Project Hosting on Google Code: "s3funnel is a command line tool for Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

* Written in Python, easy_install the package to install as an egg.
* Supports multithreaded operations for large volumes. Put, get, or delete many items concurrently, using a fixed-size pool of threads.
* Built on workerpool for multithreading and boto for access to the Amazon S3 API.
* Unix-friendly input and output. Pipe things in, out, and all around."

boto - Project Hosting on Google Code

boto - Project Hosting on Google Code: "An integrated interface to current and future infrastructural services offered by Amazon Web Services. Currently, this includes:

* Simple Storage Service (S3)
* Simple Queue Service (SQS)
* Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
o Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
o CloudWatch
o AutoScale
* Mechanical Turk
* SimpleDB (SDB) - See SimpleDbPage for details
* CloudFront
* Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
* Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)"