Archives May 27, 2005

Wow, a whole day on graphics (I'm so out of practice...)

One of the interesting things about design is that theory tends to be too slow as a mechanism for accomplishing it in the real world. While you could work everything out from first principles every time you wanted to place a piece of text on a sheet of paper, you'd get out-competed by the guy ...

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Run Snake Run (A Python hotshot profile loading/display GUI)

Well, as mentioned earlier (yesterday), it takes far too long to load the HotShot profiler dumps. So, I wrote my own little loader/viewer package. It processes about 70,000 records/second, which lets it load a profile fairly quickly, but it's not blazingly fast by any means.

What makes it useful/cool is that it loads the dump ...

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