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Processing PDFs with Cloud Functions

2020-10-19 · A personal project of mine requires storing and processing tens of gigabytes of scraped files. I discuss using polyglot Cloud Functions as a rudimentary data pipeline: first, a function for highly parallel file uploads; second, one for PDF text extraction.

Web App Product Ontologies

2020-08-22 · What are a product’s central concepts? I consider planning products around a product model’s “noumena”. Such an object-oriented organizing principle should mitigate corrective error and, hopefully, set you up for interpretable and reusable componentry.

Architecture and Organs

2020-07-25 · The first of two posts discussing pipe organs as tool/building hybrids. Part one discusses the relationship between organs and the places that enclose them.