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Kathleen Tuite
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SHDH: A Party for Hackers and Thinkers
There's going to be a SuperHappyDevHouse ("SHDH", or "Dev House", as they say) at my house this weekend and I'm trying to explain what this event is all about. On the surface, it might look like a bunch of humans on laptops. This is from the last one (#4 in...

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JPEG, the nerdiest cat
A little over 5 years ago, Adam and I adopted two cats, who we named JPEG and MPEG (suggested by a good friend with a cat named Pixel). Being young-ish shelter cats, they were the same size when we got them, but they grew into their names with MPEG becoming...

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Using IPython Notebook with Django on a remote server
IPython Notebook (or Jupyter, whatver) is great. Django is useful and I use it for both work and play. The combination would be greatly useful !  My setup is something like this: I have an EC2 machine running Ubuntu, which powers a Django site. I want to be...

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How Imgur saved Feminist Hacker Barbie behind the scenes
Back in November 2014, the internet  erupted in rage  over discovering Mattel's/Barbie's "I can be a computer engineer!" book. Spoilers: the book basically tells girls they need boys to code and fix their computer problems for them. Inspired by the amazing ...

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Time-lapse photography and The Photo Graph
My labmate and friend at UW has been working on a really cool project that just hit the press today. Here's a video for Ricardo's Time-laps Mining from Internet Photos : A couple people have sent it my way, with some note like "this seems relevant to your i...

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How to compile custom Bootstrap themes with Less
I knew how to make custom Bootstrap themes with color variables defined in Less at one point. Maybe I never really knew, but I managed to successfully do it once. I would like to do it again, but I don't remember how! So let's learn together. The main thing...

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Fitbit Weights
Speaking of extracting data from websites... and of marriage... Adam and I just spent the morning looking at our weight data from our fitbit scale. Surprisingly, our weight changes track each other very closely  in terms of absolute pounds, despite Adam wei...

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Bride hacks into website, decodes proprietary 3D model format to save wedding!!
First off, welcome back to blogging, me! So glad you/I could join us, can't wait to see what you/I write and share!! I got married in July to another human of nerdy-technical tendencies. We used a Kinect to make a 3D print of ourselves to go atop our cake. ...

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In which I battle MTurk External Hits a second time
I wrote a blog post over two years ago about my experiences with external hits on Mechanical Turk. It was rough. The tools were bad, I used them in a way that drove me crazy, and only after much trial and error did I figure things out. Since then, I've beco...

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Dropdown-menu-like-things on iOS made from UIPickerView and UITextField
All the code on the internet that shows how to do this is broken and/or doesn't provide enough context. I wanted something that would serve the same purpose as an HTML drop down menu, without necessarily acting exactly like one. Got some clues and ideas for...
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