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1. Beginnings

12/01/2007

Chapter one of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly. On beginnings.

YUI Dialogs, IE z-index and Tragedy

06/16/2009

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.

Leaving DreamHost

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.

4. Airplanes

12/09/2007

Its hard to know what to think about airplanes. But sometimes its harder to stop thinking when you're participating in their scientific magic.

Django-Portfolio: Organize and Display Projects

12/29/2008

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.

Making Static Dynamic Again; AYM CMS

09/15/2008

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 Django Anti-Pattern, Rolling Your Own REST

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.

Stripping Reddit From HackerNews With BOSS Mashup

07/12/2008

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.

3. Shuttle Busses

12/02/2007

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.

An Introduction to Django's Loose Coupling

07/22/2008

One of the most valuable parts of Django is its loose coupling philosophy . This means you can plug in your own pieces into the Django stack without fighting against the defaults. However, it can be a bit difficult to understand how to take advantage of the loose coupling philosophy when you are just getting started, and this series will attempt to erase that confusion.

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