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Being a Local Maximum

10/19/2008

Are you the best programmer in your project group? Are you a solitary contract developer? When the curtail starts falling, do you know you'll be the one who'll carry the project or be the last one crushed by its weight? Well, then I guess you're a Local Maximum. Congratulations, and my condolences.

Setting Up Django-Rcsfield

10/15/2008

I spent an hour or two last night figuring out how to get django-rcsfield working, and figure that the notes from the experience might benefit anyone else trying to do the same. With these notes, you too should only be thirty minutes away from adding version control to your Django textfields.

Syntax Highlighting with MarkDown, and a pinch of Automagick for Django

07/14/2007

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...

Restricting User Signups in Django

10/12/2008

A brief and informal article on restricting the user signups using an arbitrary signup code with a specified number of uses. Could this be made into a pluggable app?

What Do Django People Search About?

06/17/2009

Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.

Miyajima and Hiroshima

12/29/2007

Some pictures and minimal commentary from my trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima.

Introducing a Tutorial and touchDefense

This post introduces the iPhone game that Luke Hatcher and I have been working on: touchDefense. It is a tower defense style app, and in our humble opinions is a lot of fun to play. This post also introduces Monocle Studio's first whitepaper, which is an in-depth tutorial for getting started with Cocos2d iPhone.

Sparklines.js Port to Python

Here is an incomplete and imperfect port of Sparklines.js to Python, extracted from an incomplete project that has lost much of its momentum.

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

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.

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