Archive for April, 2013

Following on my adventures in job seeking, several weeks ago I landed a great new job with Splunk. They do big data for “internal intelligence”; monitoring your toolkit and helping you do analytics on masses of what is generally thought of as unstructured data. I help customers visualize their data, and have been doing javascript […]

20Apr

An “Ah-hah!” moment

Posted by Elf Sternberg as chat, database, Design, PHP, web development

There are moments when the lightbulb goes off in your head with the power of a thousand white-hot suns.  For me, it happened while I was reading the WordPress Database Schema back to back with Henri Bergius’s highly influentials (well, it was a Hell of an influence on me, at any rate) Decoupling Content Management. Take a close […]

19Apr

Post-Project Blues

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I wonder if anyone else has this problem. This week, I finally wrapped my head around Tumble, the basic parser engine I’ve been working my way up to since about January or so.  It really shouldn’t have taken so long, but I had a lot to learn, a lot of false starts, a change of […]

I really like Tumblr’s templating language.  It’s simple, it makes sense for small contexts, and it’s easily extensible.  So I decided to make my own.  This will be the core of the next generation of the Narrator engine, the thing I use to render my stories and series.  It’s also not restricted to HTML; it […]


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