On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure

December 2, 2007 Its a rare month that I don't find some angry article about the problems of universities in America. If only they did X, or they implemented policy Y. I have a suspicion though, that the fault with American universities lies in a much broader social problem.

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2. Traffic Jams

December 1, 2007 Sometimes we find relief in life's nuances... simply because they are predictable when nothing else can be relied upon. Part two of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly.

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1. Beginnings

December 1, 2007 Chapter one of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly. On beginnings.

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0. Introduction

December 1, 2007 Sometimes the urge to write strikes you, and you have to take that opportunity when its there. It won't always pan out. But thats expected.

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Using JQuery with Django for Autocomplete Fields

December 1, 2007 A rather rough and tumble walkthrough for using Django and JQuery to make autocomplete input fields.

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Using PyFacebook without the Facebook middleware

December 1, 2007 I've been working on a Facebook application with a couple of friends recently. We decided to use PyFacebook library, but there was a brief period of intense confusion on my part about how to use the PyFacebook library without the included middleware. I worked through it, though, and this article has some advice on how you can do the same.

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Human Error

November 25, 2007 A slight typo deleted all the images on the server... they'll be coming back soon.

"You Are Beautiful At All Times" by Yppah

November 5, 2007 My favorite album so far this year. Whether you call it trip-hop or electronica, its ambiguous in all the best ways, and definitely worth a listen. You Are Beautiful At All Times by Yppah is a gem.

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Context is a Parameter in Calculating Truth

November 5, 2007 Some thoughts about one of Pirsig's arguments in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as viewed from the eyes of a programmer. Are my thoughts valid? Correct? True? Well. That probably depends on context.

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Those Annoying Habits

November 5, 2007 Life anywhere has its little frustrations. Normally we just get over it and move on. Sometimes the frustrations keep getting thrown back at you again and again. The best of us move on anyway. The rest of us occasionally find the intense need to dwell on it a bit.

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Defining Your Web Aesthetic

October 24, 2007 A quick test for helping designers discover a little bit more about the preferences of their customers.

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