Saturday, March 21, 2009


Whoosh is a fast, featureful full-text indexing and searching library implemented in pure Python. I'm currently taking advantage of this awesome package to add search support to Flex After Dark.

The package is especially nice for a couple of reasons:
  • It's pure Python, so it's easy to setup and use
  • It's similar to Lucene, which I've used before
  • It works, and works well, exactly as you'd expect it to (no surprises so far)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two for Soup

I read two posts almost back to back pertaining to Beautiful Soup (Python tag parsing) today, so I thought I'd share them together.

First, Beautiful Soup and Python 3.0...

Second, Beautiful Soup used in a very simple web crawler...

Monopoly... Optimal Strategy

I'm a big fan of board games, including Monopoly. The problem is I can never get anyone to play with me. I guess one reason why is because I find articles like the following interesting: a surefire strategy to winning a game of Monopoly (