joseph misiti

machine-learning + applied mathematics + django + hadoop. Co-Founder of @mathandpencil


11 Things I Wish I Knew About Django Development Before I Started My Company:


UPDATE: I’m currently available for Django/Machine-Learning/Design consulting. If you are interested


2014 — Django Development Mistakes in 2014


Django Development Mistakes In 2014

With 2015 rapidly approaching, I took some time to think about what I would have done differently from a development perspective in 2014. In my previous article, 11 Things I wish I knew about Django Before Starting My Company, I started the list. Now it’s time to add to it!


New Years Resolutions 2013-2014


Well … it’s that time of the year again, and I always enjoying looking back on what I said I was going to try to accomplish the year before. With that said, here is my review of my resolutions for 2013:

  1. Run a 1/2 marathon — COMPLETED (Jan 11th 2013), and I will never run a half marathon again — if you like running marathons, kudos — I’m…

You Can’t Outsource Your CTO

If you are trying to build an internet business, find a CTO, not a consulting firm.

Publications edited by joseph misiti

Python, Django, Statistics, Math

Random notes about software fixes.


Learn to love to write unit tests

When you’re a building a web application with a small team and “moving fast”, unit tests always seem to be the first thing you can…


Why does iOS use so many pointers?


After looking at a ton of iOS code, I started wondering why almost EVERYTHING is a pointer. I used to program in C++/C a lot, so I am comfortable with…


Why I’m glad I got rejected from Chicago Business School


Just over three years ago, on March 24, 2010, I didn’t get “the call” that was supposed to change my life – a congratulatory…


fatal error: 'gmp.h' file not found


Trying to install pycrypto > 2.2 and hit this bug[1]. Here is the fix:

1. Go here and install the latest version following these instructions:

http://math.digi2.jp/math/mp/mpfr/install.html

2. Create this symlink

sudo ln -s /usr/local/include/gmp.h /usr/include/gmp.h


11 Things I Wish I Knew About Django Development Before I Started My Company:


UPDATE: I’m currently available for Django/Machine-Learning/Design consulting. If you are interested


What's Up With Google's Search Timestamps?


Someone pointed this out to me, and after googling around, I could not figure it out. The issue seems to be that Google's timestamps are incorrect for search results,and as a software engineer, I find that somewhat surprising.

The Sandy Hook School shooting took place on 12/14/2012:


Fixing 504 Timeouts using NGINX and Gunicorn


Almost all of the sites I build use NGINX for load balancing and gunicorn for my django applications servers. I ran into an issue where one particular API call was timing (from the Chrome debug window):

Digging a little deeper, I found the following two lines in the log files for the gunicorn app server and the nginx web…