Technical


How to Use Responsive Images

In the world of responsive web design one core, yet complicated, spec can net you substantial reductions in page size across the device spectrum. In this post I’ll demystify the complexity in the responsive images spec so you can use these powerful HTML attributes on your site.

Data Packages for Fast, Reproducible Python Analysis

The tragedy of data science is that 79% of an analyst’s time goes to data preparation. Data preparation is not only tedious, it steals time from analysis. Data packages make for fast, reproducible analysis by simplifying data prep, eliminating parsing, and versioning data. In round numbers, data packages speed both I/O and data preparation by a factor of 10.

How GetAccept Achieved 100% Uptime

GetAccept (YC W16) is an e-signature tool with document tracking and smart sales automation. Before launching our platform at the end of 2015 we spent months researching and working to configure the perfect hosting environment for our SaaS application. We aimed for 100% application uptime and full redundancy on all layers. 18 months into the business we have kept to our goal–not a single second of downtime and no service windows. Here’s the configuration we used.

From edge2cat to edge2anything with TensorFlow

You have likely seen Christopher Hesse’s demo of image-to-image translation (a Tensorflow port of pix2pix by Isola et al.). You might even be thinking that you want to try using your own set of images to see what kinds of crazy things this model will start pumping out. Pachyderm has created a totally reusable and generic pipeline that takes care of all the training, pre-processing, etc. for you, so you can jump right into the fun parts.

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