Thursday, 5th July 2007
The music companies are in a dying business, and they know it. Sure, they act all cool because they hang around with rock stars. But beneath all the glamour these guys are actually operating two very low-tech businesses. One is a form of loan-sharking: they put up money to make records, then force recording artists to pay the money back with exorbitant interest. The other business is distribution.
The Django Web Application Framework. I’m slowly pushing my presentations from the past couple of years up to Slideshare. This is a Django talk from April 2006, so it’s a little out of date. # 1:07 am
Clever Caching. Instead of invalidating your cache directly, bump a version number on your model (blog entry or whatever) and use that as part of the cache key. This also gives you dynamic etags for free. # 12:56 am