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Apr 23 2015
by — DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! NO PYTHONS WERE HURT IN THE CREATION OF THIS BLOG POST! Check out the code at code at github.com/mynameisfiber/pytailcall As an exercise into learning more about python 2.7 bytecode, I wanted to implement the thing that pythonistas love to hate - tail call optimization! This isn’t novel at all, but I chose to implement this only using the standard library so that ...
May 19 2015
by — We launched a redesign of the Fast Forward Labs website today. There are lots of parts of the design I’d like to write someday about but for this post I want to focus on the thinking behind the “Tech Graph” force-directed graph display in the Intro section. Dramatizing Information Work The response I want the intro section to provoke is something like: “Wow, there is some really interesting...
Oct 4 2017
by — We’ve started work on our next prototype. While the design is still evolving, we’re pretty sure one element of it will be a visualization of tens of thousands of data points, clustered through a dimensional reduction algorithm (most likely using T-SNE). For the past week I’ve been exploring how to render that many points in the browser and I wanted to document some early lessons in this post, s...