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9 items tagged “lastfm”

russell davies: datadecs. Personalised christmas decorations made from data from Twitter, Doppler, last.fm and Flickr. The Twitter snowman came from a 3D printer—the size of the head varies depending on your number of followers. Best of all though is the Flickr decoration which represents the apertures you’ve used over the past year. # 7th January 2010, 9:58 pm

How we use IRC at Last.fm. With IRCCat, an elegant Java IRC bot that accepts Twitter-like messages to a network port (generally sent using netcat) and directs them to a user or channel. # 8th January 2009, 7:04 pm

A Million-user Comet Application with Mochiweb, Part 1. Richard Jones explores Mochiweb, Erlang and linux kernel tuning for building a high performance comet server. Does this mean real-time web features are coming to last.fm? # 16th October 2008, 2:16 pm

Python + Hadoop = Flying Circus Elephant. Last.fm have released Dumbo, a Python module that lets you easily write Hadoop map/reduce tasks using Python and generators. # 31st May 2008, 2:14 pm

LastGraph 3. Andrew Godwin’s last.fm profile visualisation tool, now in its third incarnation. # 25th May 2008, 2:05 pm

LastGraph. Now Available. Andrew Godwin has relaunched his LastGraph Last.fm graphing application. The new version is built on Django and S3 and uses Andrew’s Graphication graphing library based on Cairo. # 15th October 2007, 10:02 pm

Audio Fingerprinting for Clean Metadata. Last.fm have started using audio fingerprints to help clean up misspelled artists and duplicate track information. # 13th September 2007, 5:46 pm

SlideShare: Webapps scalability. Lots of great presentations on scaling, from Twitter, Digg, Vox, LiveJournal, Last.fm and more. # 4th July 2007, 12:53 am

libketama (via) A consistent hashing algorithm for memcache clients, from the team at last.fm. # 20th April 2007, 6:50 am