Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.
Here is my first attempt at putting together some thoughts on a computer science paper, in this case Jim Gray's A Transaction Model from 1980. It is an excellent paper which pushed me to think about my current work project in a broader light, and also inspired some ideas about potential future side-projects to experiment with.
Recently I have run into a few situations where I really wanted to avoid Markdown messing with segments of text, and there isn't a completely intuitive way to deal with that by default, so I put together a quick solution. And.. while I was at it I added some support for rendering Textile and ReST from within Markdown as well.
A brief look at a simple example of extending the CPTextField class in Cappuccino. Breaks down the extension process into six steps, walking through them with the example.
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
The second entry in the Introduction to BeepBeep series, this time we take a look at using Ajax with BeepBeep in an extremely simple and contrived example.
Isn't it one of the great dreams of humans to design and build your own home? Well. I had a few ideas this morning and decided to put together a sketch.
It can be a bit awkward to implement MarkDown and Code Syntax highlighting together in your Django applications. But making them play nicely together doesn't have to be a hassle. Beyond that, its about time to teach your Django blog to automagickly create MarkDown references for you. If only it would stop begging at the dinner table...
A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.
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