Updates to Pelican and this blog. This is a summary of theme changes, a list of my favorite plugins, and a summary of plugins that I updated to improve this website. It also contains a short discussion of the pelican-plugins repository and its potential consequences for the lacking popularity of individual plugins.
Benchmarks for the latest parallel features in pysparkling. It shows good scaling for processing with multiple CPU cores. The example contains only a simple computation which shows that hyperthreading is not very effective in this case.