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Debugging Crashes With Small Scripts


Last week at work we ran into a fairly strange crashing bug. Writing a handful of simple scripts to test language/vm settings made it straightforward to debug a fairly confusing issue without trying to deal with the richness of a real application.

Several Approaches to Versioning Files in PHP


Another problem I ran into at work recently is how to include versioned static files into a PHP frontend. Here I take a look at a couple of possible approaches, although neither of them are particularly overwhelming in their beauty, they seem to be workable.

Epic PyObjC, Part 5: Resources and Farewell

This brief final segment of the Epic PyObjC tutorial series looks at a few statistics from the series, and also I recommend a few resources for moving forward.

Reflections on Django (repost)


This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This was my first written thoughts on using Django. Kind of funny to look back on them years later.

Cleanly Extending Python Markdown with Syntax Highlighting


A look at extending the Python Markdown library. It happens to be an extremely well written library, so extending it is a bit more fun than it ought to be. Take a look.

Installing a Development Deployment of LifeFlow, a Django Blog Solution

Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.

Erlang Brush for SyntaxHighlighter

While adding SyntaxHighlighter support to Pitance, I went ahead and put together a very simple Erlang brush.

How To Remotely Admin Servers Via Twitter


A quick look at how I setup my server to be listen for Twitter direct messages and provide a very minimal degree of remote administration.

Implementing Threaded Comments in LifeFlow


A brief discussion on implementing comments in LifeFlow.

A One-Stop AYM CMS Solution


I spent this morning designing a simple homepage for the AYM CMS project. It contains a somewhat more in-depth tutorial to getting started with AYM CMS, hosts the current version for download, and has some suggestions on how to best take advantage of its functionality.

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