1. Loving Django’s prefetch/select_related — that, along with a few small changes, reduced a task which was taking > 500,000 queries to 4558

  2. Erin Jo Richey: I appreciate companies that let me export my files when the company goes away, but putting them in 100 separate files to be downloaded? Eesh

    Erin Richie which company is that? I’m doing some research on the UX of data export at the mo and they sound like a good bad example :)

  3. I’m thinking the time might have come to write a wrapper around DOMDocument which actually makes it usable. Thoughts:

    • automatic conversion of various encodings to HTML entities to scoot round encoding issues
    • XPath queries still work but querySelector and querySelectorAll are implemented for both the document and individual elements via Symfony XPath → CSS converter and relative XPath queries
    • A DOMNodeList which actually implements ArrayAccess instead of acting like a fake array
    • Perhaps some javascript-inspired property names like innerText, innerHTML for consistency
    • Maybe some jQuery-influenced shortcut goodness for doing things like removing/replacing elements
  4. Aral Balkan: RT @DavidGrann: 4 yrs ago, Snowden said leakers shld be ‘shot’ http://t.co/nppnSEJ1Zs OMG! He evolved his opinion based on new info? Evil!

    Aral Balkan heh, that in itself is a good (if diluted) example of how surveillance and record keeping can be used against people

  5. Barnaby Walters: #indiewebcamp 2013 in numbers: 2 days, 4 rooms 43 Creators, 3 Apprentices participating in-person > 13 people participating remotely, including 5 by video 16 brainstorming sessions 11 selfdogfooding demos 11 hack demos 38 active IRC participants (people who actually said stuff) 60 people in IRC at any given time 2718 total IRC messages 176 wiki edits 35090 net wiki insertions (new chars) Most counts either manually from the wiki or scraped from the IRC logs, which are surprisingly nicely marked up. I received over 20 mentions via both pingback and webmention — I’d love to hear how many others received. Likewise, if anyone has personal stats like LOC or commit counts, please leave them in the comments! Does anyone who was there IRL have any other stats e.g. amount of food/drink consumed? Total bandwidth/electricity usage would also be awesome to know.

    I’m thinking of actually writing the code I used to calculate those stats and run it for previous and future indiewebcamps, too — might be fun to see how we’re growing!