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

Crash on Compiling App With MKMapView


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

Two-Faced Django Part 3: Newforms


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

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT


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.

Writing Custom Contexts for Django


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

Looking For a New Agenda


I've been blogging for some time, but recently I begin to wonder why I keep blogging. Is it just a habit? Or am I aiming for something?

Distinguishing Strings from Lists in Erlang


A quick look at the very very simple solution I have arrived upon for distinguishing between strings and lists in Erlang.

Deleting From NSOutlineView With the Delete Key


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.

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.

Technical Debt and Peanut Butter Jars

Let me regale you with the story of technical debt and peanut butter jars. A harrowing tale from my past.

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