Chapter one of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly. On beginnings.
Its hard to know what to think about airplanes. But sometimes its harder to stop thinking when you're participating in their scientific magic.
Yesterday I was confused by my own code--really really confused--for the first time in a very long time. Here is the story I unraveled.
It was a good run, but I finally closed my DreamHost account and left behind that era. From here on it's all VPSs and servers.
Almost every web project ends up with a little slice of REST to call its own. One of the great conveniences of working with Django is that it makes rolling these slices of REST very simple. Simple enough that we as a community are still haven't come up with a compelling unified REST solution. Hopefully we can refocus on this problem a bit with the new 1.0 roadmap, and have something really useful ready to go when Django 1.0 hits the newsstands.
A few lines of code and a few minutes of refactoring and my previous blog post evolved into a full-fledged static content management system based on the Django templating system. It aims to facilitate the creation of complex static websites quickly and with minimal human effort. Welcome to AYM CMS.
A quick mention of a project I've been working on for the past several weeks, which aims to be a standard reusable app for sharing and displaying projects in a consistent and pleasing manner.
The third segment of The Art of Teaching English Poorly. No more stellar than the first two, probably a bit worse, in-fact. Reflections on the people around the protagonist on a shuttle bus towards an airport.
This tutorial looks at using the Yahoo BOSS Mashup Framework (a simple Python library) to retrieve the RSS feeds for HackerNews and Reddit Programming and strip the union of those results from HackerNews, returning HackerNews to an earlier era.
This post briefly introduces the design decisions and usage of django-userskins, which is a pluggable Django application for facilitating users selecting skins for your site. For example, to let user A have a dark theme for your site, and user B have a light scheme. Supports cookie-only persistence as well as cookie-when-possible-database-as-last-resort persistence for skin preferences.
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