Lessons Learned from a Coding Sprint

We spent the month of October at Mahalo pushing really hard on the tech side of things to try to get some new products built. The plan was to set aggressive goals in the past few weeks of September and then spend October trying to complete those goals for every team. If we met the goals, then each team member would get a reward. It was a great chance for the team to really show what they were capable of and bond through their mutual struggles. (and from a more stoic standpoint, help them appreciate the times when they’re not … Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Coding Sprint

Popular Django apps at DjangoCon 2010:

The most valuable thing I got from attending Djangocon last week was a giant list of technologies. Some we already use at Mahalo (it was nice to hear that we were doing something right), and some that I hadn’t heard of before. Here’s the list, hope it helps you find something useful: django-config – a project aimed at working with profiles for multiple settings files. haystack – a search app for Django brabeion – an app for adding badges to your project zeromq – not a Django thing, but I heard this mentioned on several occasions. I still don’t understand … Continue reading Popular Django apps at DjangoCon 2010:

Installing and using reverb in Audacity on Ubuntu Linux

So I recently opened up Audacity for what I assumed would be a pretty quick operation. I just wanted to add some reverb to a track I’d recorded at a voice lesson. Sounds like something the Audacity should, in all it’s glory, be able to handle with its eyes closed. Unfortunately it seems I’m mistaken. None of the included filters include this ability. So I went searching. As it turns out, there are different libraries available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as plugins for adding reverb. The Linux ones are not as easy to install (or even find directions on … Continue reading Installing and using reverb in Audacity on Ubuntu Linux