Wrath of Khan and failure

SPOILERS AHEAD: I will comment a couple of things about Star Trek Into Darkness, so, if you haven’t seen it, and don’t want to know some plot details, you may not want to read this. Just watch the movie and come back, I’ll be here waiting 😉 Oh, there were plenty about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (and a little of Space Seed), but being a movie from 30 years ago, I doubt they can be considering spoilers. — Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is, no doubt, a… Read More

Python Wizard

Ever since I was a young boy, I typed on keyboards From bash commands to Java I must have code them all but I ain’t seen nothing like him In any Hackathon That nice, nerd and shy kid Sure codes great Python! He stands like a statue, Becomes part of the machine. Lots of comprehensions always writing clean right code indentation dicts used the most That nice, nerd and shy kid Sure codes great Python! He’s a coding wizard There has to be a twist. A coding wizard, S’got such a supple… Read More

Requests per second. A server load reference

As there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about what Big Data, there are also not really a good baseline to know “how much is high load”, specially from the point of view of people with not that much experience in servers. If you have some experience dealing with servers, you will probably know all this. So, just for the sake of convenience, I am going to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to try to set a few numbers and explain how to calculate how many requests per second a server can hold…. Read More

Make beautiful Python code (talk at PyCon IE ’13)

Another year, another amazing PyCon. I guess I repeat myself, but I keep being impressed about the quality of the talks and the friendly, vibrant atmosphere. It is always a pleasure to spend some time with people interested in code and technology… There was also an increase in the number attendees, and quite a lot students. I said that on Twitter, but Python Ireland, you guys rock. Of all the talks I attend to, I’d like to comment two that were especially interesting. The first was one of the keynotes, PRISM-as-a-Service: Not… Read More