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Slicing up Rails Application.js for Faster Load Times
A nice pattern for breaking out code that might only be specific to certain pages.
rails  javascript  performance 
february 2017 by infovore
How I wish /// Pawel Grudzien /// Live at the Preservation Room - YouTube
A really nice exploration of what live piano + electronics could be like. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the actual filming: there's a lot of modular on display, which is very analogue and visible, with all its sequencers... but there's also at least one midi controller visible and if it's talking to a computer... is it disingenuous to hide a laptop? Hmn.
music  electronics  live  performance  piano 
february 2017 by infovore
Monome // Live at Better; for Living on Vimeo
Lovely live performance from Brian and Kelli: keyboard, modular, grid-sequencers, ukulele, voice. Feels intimate.
monome  performance  live  electronics  music 
may 2016 by infovore
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Buchla Music Easel - YouTube
A truly lovely Music Easel performance. I love how coherent an instrument it is, and this is a cracking piece of playing.
kaitlynaureliasmith  buchla  music  performance  video 
may 2016 by infovore
Watch Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith bring her modular orchestra to life - YouTube
A really beautiful demonstration of a modular performance; so musical, so careful, and so clearly live; such an understanding. Fascinating to see someone who first learned on a Buchla, too, in this age, but it clearly comes through in her approach to the instrument.
music  modularsynth  kaitlynaureliasmith  performance  composition 
april 2016 by infovore
Modular101 - YouTube
A really beautiful live modular set from Scanner/Robin Rimbaud. I love this because it's melodic and musical, delivered from a small but carefully chosen 6U rig; it is the exact thing I like in ambient music, and the exact opposite of so much modular nonsense in the world. It's beautiful to study, too.
robinrimbaud  scanner  synthesizer  modular  eurorack  music  live  performance 
january 2016 by infovore
Infinite Possibilities | horizontalpitch
Amongst many other things, bookmarked for "composing music means building an instrument"
music  instruments  instrumentness  composition  performance 
december 2015 by infovore
Learn How Pantha Du Prince Combines Acoustic Instruments with Ableton Live, In C - Create Digital Music
CDM rounds up all of Ableton's videos about Pantha du Prince and the Bell Laboratory performing In C. Lots of nice stuff on performance, live sampling, but mainly just about how performers play together. Very analogue, in that regard.
music  panthaduprince  terryriley  performance  musicians 
april 2014 by infovore
"Gor is a simple http traffic replication tool written in Go. Its main goal is to replay traffic from production servers to staging and dev environments." Handy to know about.
performance  web  http  testing  scaling 
september 2013 by infovore
#368 MiniProfiler - RailsCasts
"MiniProfiler allows you to see the speed of a request conveniently on the page. It also shows the SQL queries performed and allows you to profile a specific block of code." Ooh, been looking for the latest version of something like this for a while.
performance  rails  ruby  profiling 
april 2013 by infovore
On Performance « SB129
"One of the most important things I learnt throughout the process was that through ‘performing’ ideas – including getting members of the audience involved – it was evident whether or not the experience/idea/design would be valuable, exciting or intriguing. During the presentations, you could instantly tell if the project was a success. In some ways this combines presentation with a form of fictional user testing, they were performing to know. Here, prototyping is taken to another level, where ideas are exposed to an audience, events are ‘acted out’ and success is evaluated. Performance as a prototyping medium." I like 'performing to know'
mattward  design  performance  prototyping  exploration 
august 2012 by infovore
"The Bullet gem is designed to help you increase your application’s performance by reducing the number of queries it makes. It will watch your queries while you develop your application and notify you when you should add eager loading (N+1 queries), when you’re using eager loading that isn’t necessary and when you should use counter cache."
activerecord  optimization  performance  rails  ruby 
august 2012 by infovore
ruby-1.9.3-p125 cumulative performance patch. — Gist
"This script installs a patched version of ruby 1.9.3-p125 with patches to make ruby-debug work again (#47) and boot-time performance improvements (#66 and #68), and runtime performance improvements (#83 and #84). It also includes the new backported GC from ruby-trunk." Speed boosts for Ruby 1.9.3.
ruby  performance  patch  ruby193 
march 2012 by infovore
Adactio: Journal—Image-y nation
"I remember when Ajax was getting popular, all the problems associated with frames rose from the grave: bookmarking, breaking the back button, etc. Now that we’re in a time of small-screen devices on low-bandwidth networks, we’re rediscovering a lot of the same issues we had when we were developing for 640 pixel wide screens with 28K or 56K modems." This is the thing.
web  design  doingitright  performance  jeremykeith 
february 2012 by infovore
ongoing by Tim Bray · Browser Breakup
"In re­cent re­leases, Sa­fari has been re-ar­chi­tected, with some of the work farmed out to a thing called “WebProcess”. This doesn’t seem to be work­ing out that well." Much as I was excited about Safari 5's re-architecting, I must admit: I've seen everything Tim says, and it's driving me nuts.
safari  apple  performance  gafyd 
september 2011 by infovore
Anatomy of a Crushing (Pinboard Blog)
"We were a niche site and in the course of eighteen months had siphoned off about six thousand users from our massive competitor, a pace I was was very happy with and hoped to sustain through 2011. But now the Senior Vice President for Bad Decisions at Yahoo had decided to give us a little help." Maciej on what Scaling Pinboard Fast actually looked like. Some good anecdotes in here.
architecture  web  software  performance  pinboard  scaling 
march 2011 by infovore
Jammit: Industrial Strength Asset Packaging for Rails
"Jammit is an industrial strength asset packaging library for Rails, providing both the CSS and JavaScript concatenation and compression that you'd expect, as well as YUI Compressor and Closure Compiler compatibility, ahead-of-time gzipping, built-in JavaScript template support, and optional Data-URI / MHTML image and font embedding." Looks good.
javascript  compression  performance  rubyonrails  assets 
november 2010 by infovore
Living Epic: Video Games in the Ancient World: Halo: Reach as practomime
"Reach, on the other hand, without its player, is an epic waiting to happen, a set of ludics waiting to be given enactment. More than any other comparison I could make, I think this one points out the value of thinking about games like Reach in the light of epics like the Iliad: these two kinds of practomime share the enormously important characteristic of living through re-performance, of gaining their meaning through iteration according to the rules laid down by the practomime." This is good: game as structure, the core loop as enacted by the player being what brings it to life, structures it according to its audience.
epic  halo  games  performance  narrative 
september 2010 by infovore
Lazy Load Plugin for jQuery
"Lazy loader is a jQuery plugin written in JavaScript. It delays loading of images in (long) web pages. Images outside of viewport (visible part of web page) wont be loaded before user scrolls to them." Handy.
performance  lazyloading  jquery  javascript  plugin  images 
april 2010 by infovore
Twitter / @HATProject/HomeAlone
"All the characters fom Home Alone, the project starts on the 22nd." 22 Twitterbots, performing Home Alone, in realtime, starting Dec 22nd. Awesome. Bonkers, but awesome (and takes the concept I used in Twit 4 Dead to a new level).
drama  performance  twitter  bots  homealone  narrative  distributed 
december 2009 by infovore
chewing pixels » Gaming as Performance
"This is why arcades are still important, still relevant and still the most compelling way in which to watch and play videogames. Someone needs to take a stencil and a spray-can to every arcade cabinet they can find and write “Play me, I’m Yours” on its side, lest we forget how to perform." Simon Parkin on games as performance; awesome as ever, and exactly why I love arcades.
arcade  games  performance  arcades 
july 2009 by infovore
Rogue Semiotics » sdfsdf
"‘sdfsdf ‘means, I would argue, ‘I am testing’, or even more specifically, ‘I am now testing what can be seen’. It’s another performative expression because there is no semantic distance between typing this string and doing what it says, in the same way that there is no semantic distance between saying ‘I do’ in your marriage vows and actually performing your marriage vows. Saying is doing."
language  sdfsdf  testing  definition  performance 
july 2009 by infovore
Building and Scaling a Startup on Rails: 12 Things We Learned the Hard Way - Axon Flux - A Ruby on Rails Blog
Some well-worn tales here, but also some good new ones, particularly when it comes to query-profiling and all forms of caching.
tips  ruby  performance  development  web  rails  scaling  deployment 
february 2009 by infovore
One More Go: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat - Offworld
"We spend a lot of time talking about games and films, but a much more useful corollary is music. The processes are spookily similar. Creators devise an experience, and commit it to code. The code then sits there, lifeless, until a performer picks it up. Then, through a complex tool which requires substantial manual dexterity to master, the performer interprets the experience the creator devised. No two people will play the code the same way. Some players will perform better than others. Some will get stuck and give up before the end."
games  music  play  writing  performance  interpretation 
january 2009 by infovore
STREET WITH A VIEW: a project by Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley
"On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more..." Lovely.
streetview  performance  google  art  tableaux  pittsburgh 
november 2008 by infovore
Google Chrome why? «
"The current browsers, including Firefox, just can’t cut it. JavaScript isn’t fast enough (thereby limiting the UX), browsers are single threaded and they aren’t stable enough. If Google want to challenge Microsoft (or anyone else for that matter) in the desktop space they needed a better platform... Google’s solution is I think much neater - build an open source browser that supports multithreading, fast JavaScript execution and stuff Google Gears into the back end so it works offline." Now that's a good explanation.
browser  runtime  javascript  google  chrome  performance 
september 2008 by infovore
Professor Greg Dening : Challenges to Perform: History, Passion and the Imagination
"This is an afterword to essays by young writers on first peoples’ histories. I am picking up the notion that there is no Before and After in culture. Culture is always Now, in-between, in process." God this is good.
writing  culture  performance  creativity  art 
august 2008 by infovore
Slides: Professional Frontend Engineering | Nate Koechley's Blog
Awesome stuff. This, really, is one of my core backgrounds: not so much being an "HTML monkey" but performing genuine front-end engineering. It's such a shame so many places don't see it as a true skill.
natekoechley  frontend  clientside  web  development  programming  engineering  performance  presentation  awesome 
june 2008 by infovore
Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site
Yahoo expand their Exceptional Performance best practice; there are some interesting new tricks in here that might seem counterintuitive, but you can actually implement "right" if you think about it. Great that somebody (else) cares about this stuff.
performance  yahoo  development  frontend  clientside  web  browser  server 
april 2008 by infovore
YSlow for Firebug
YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they're slow based on the rules for high performance web sites. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the popular Firebug web development tool.
firefox  performance  firebug  yahoo  yslow  optimization 
july 2007 by infovore
Scott Becker - AssetPackager – JavaScript and CSS Asset Compression for Production Rails Apps
Oh gosh, this looks good: dynamic merging/caching of js/css files in Rails, but in production only; your development environment continues to use the original files. Lovely. Now: does it work?
rails  javascript  CSS  plugin  ruby  rubyonrails  optimisation  performance  development 
july 2007 by infovore
Largest production memcached install?
"Facebook has roughly 200 dedicated memcached servers in its production environment". Blimey. 200 x 16GB is a LOT of cache. Still, 99% of hits go straight to cache - impressive!
facebook  development  memcached  scaling  performance  caching  cache 
may 2007 by infovore
How to find the max row per group in SQL without subqueries - Xaprb
As with so many other SQL challenges, if you re-phrase the question, it’s easy to select the maximum or minimum row per group without subqueries. The key is to understand what you want, and to be able to word the problem in a way that translates from En
sql  mysql  database  programming  performance  howto 
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monitoring  server  utility  tracking  performance  free  application  tool 
january 2007 by infovore
Creating Passionate Users: Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article...
Guilty of half of these (at points). They usually didn't matter - but I'll be some more in mind for the future.
presentation  technique  performance  narrative  communication  writing 
october 2006 by infovore
Caching with Ruby on Rails
Mmn. Fragment caching. I knew I didn't want page/controller caching, was dreading this... and it all looks really rather doable. Sorted!
caching  scaling  performance  ruby  rails  rubyonrailes  cache 
june 2006 by infovore

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