The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed’s web server : more on the new async HTTP server from FriendFeed/Facebook, in Python. looks lovely
(tags: async http epoll python comet long-poll facebook scaling scalability web friendfeed tornado opensource)
Tornado Web Server : ‘an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed. The FriendFeed application is written using a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google’s webapp, but with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the underlying non-blocking (epoll) infrastructure.’
(tags: epoll open-source python http scalability facebook scaling web)
Embeddable Google Document Viewer : ‘Google Docs offers an undocumented feature that lets you embed PDF files and PowerPoint presentations in a web page. The files don’t have to be uploaded to Google Docs, but they need to be available online.’ sweet!
Treatment of Alan Turing was “appalling” – UK Prime Minister : woot, nice work jgc!
(tags: jgc apologies uk england justice government computing history wwii codebreaking science turing gay rights apology alan-turing)
TechCrunch falls for Facebook fakie : FB add a (working!) “Fax This Photo” feature, only visible to TechCrunch IP ranges — and TC fall for it, pushing an unverified story to live, after waiting only 24 minutes for a verification. nice one FB
(tags: facebook fax dead-media funny pranks punkd techcrunch pr humor)