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Python-Brightkite for... you get the idea

11/16/2008

As the highly redundant title might lead one to expect, Python-Brightkite is a simple wrapper around Brightkite's restful API, and makes it straightforward to do most anything you can imagine from the safety of your Python console or scripts.

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT

10/14/2007

When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.

Finding Our Programming Flow (repost)

04/07/2007

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. *Finding Our Programming Flow* looks at attaining the flow state while programming... I guess the title already said that.

Writing Custom Contexts for Django

07/01/2007

Writing custom contexts for Django is a powerful way to extend generic templates, or to simply avoid writing repetitive code when you need the same content to be available to a number of templates. They are also fantastically simple to use

A Filter to Display Neighbors in a List

01/20/2009

When you have a lot of content to show but not enough room to it, a helpful UI pattern is to show just the content surrounding your current position. We see this in search result pages, and now in a series' list of entries on my blog.

Advice to Programmers in College

10/22/2008

This is my advice to programmers in college. It touches on graduate school, personal projects, maintaining a blog and portfolio, as well as positioning yourself for the type of career you're interested in.

Two-Faced Django Part 3: Newforms

12/04/2007

Part three of the Two-faced Django series looks at using newforms for validation.

Crash on Compiling App With MKMapView

12/31/2009

Quick note on how to resolve the crash immediately after launching an application which has adds a MapView via Interface Builder.

Two-Faced Django: Live install

The example application built in this series is now alive and accessible. Although, its extraordinarily bland. I will acknowledge that. The Facebook portion is also alive here.

Deleting From NSOutlineView With the Delete Key

08/20/2008

I was trying to figure out how to delete items from an NSOutlineView with the delete key (and without simply binding the delete key to an NSButton), and it took a bit longer than necessary to figure it out. Here is a simple example that will hopefully help out those in a similar situation.

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