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CartoDB’s Odyssey.js Is An Open-Source Tool For Telling Stories With Interactive Maps | TechCrunch
Everything happens somewhere. That’s the logic behind Odyssey.js, an open-source tool that utilizes maps to help turn data into interactive multimedia..
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Some nifty tips from Python's creator to keep your python code fast.
Some patterns for fast Python. Know any others?

- Avoid overengineering datastructures. Tuples are better than objects (try namedtuple too though). Prefer simple fields over getter/setter functions.

- Built-in datatypes are your friends. Use more numbers, strings, tuples, lists, sets, dicts. Also check out the collections library, esp. deque.

- Be suspicious of function/method calls; creating a stack frame is expensive.

- Don't write Java (or C++, or Javascript, ...) in Python.

- Are you sure it's too slow? Profile before optimizing!

- The universal speed-up is rewriting small bits of code in C. Do this only when all else fails.
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90 Things I've Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies On October 27, 2010 I wrote a blog post about the “57 Things I Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies.” It has been awesome, flattering, and...
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Good read on how total UX ( impressive hw coupled with great sw) is more important than just impressive hw specs.
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ashish was out running. He tracked 8.38 mi in 2h:19m:45s.
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A happy-go-lucky geek, grad student, gadget geek, passionate about computer networks(especially wireless, mesh, 802.11s), operating systems, embedded hardware & software,  linux & open-source development.

Passionate about using technology to solve social problems, like education, healthcare, especially in the developing world (= India :D ), olpc(one laptop per child)
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