Simple Counters in Python (with Benchmarks)

It's sometimes necessary to count the number of distinct occurrences in an collection. For example, counting how many times each letter occurs in a block of text. Or sorting a list by its most common member.

If I were to do this sort of counting with SQL, I would ...

A Few Static Blog Generators

Before finally choosing an engine for my own blog, I spent too much time comparing the many available options. My goal in this post is to share what I learned about some of the tools that are avilable. Hopefully this makes it easier for others to publish their own writing ...