Tag Archives: Internet

Talking to Erlang

In a previous post, Scalable Web Apps: Erlang + Python, I talked broadly about using HTTP to make external applications talk to an Erlang cluster over the internet or network. The following code is an example of a MochiWeb server set up to receive HTTP requests with embedded JSON. HTTP is basically used as a [...]

Suspicious Design Similarities

While reading a design blog about new site designs and typography in early April of 2008, I noticed a site called “Hell Yeah Dude” which bore a strikingly similar title and logo design to my personal web site, Luke.Hoersten.org. In particular, the lighter colored top level domain (.com/.org) in contrast to the darker title text, [...]

Scalable Web Apps: Erlang + Python

Motivation This post describes how to program scalable web applications with Erlang and Python using computational parallelism. Caching and load balancing are well documented elsewhere and beyond the scope of this post. Web applications, by nature, span two drastically different programming domains: The high-level web design and development domain and the low-level, high-performance, and distributed [...]

Fix Disqus Validation Errors on WordPress

Disqus is a great comment system but unfortunately the WordPress plugin generates invalid XHTML. Luckily it’s pretty easy to fix. I’ve made the necessary changes and packaged them up. A simple diff will show the minimal amount of changes needed. Disqus WordPress Plugin — Fixed validation

SocialThing vs. FriendFeed

With blogs, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Pownce, Vimeo etc, it’s hard staying on top of the social web. It’s the ever-cliché problem of “more information that we know what to do with.” The social web, to me, is analogous to CML‘s message passing model. All the modular social apps listed above are communication channels and [...]