Stripping Reddit From HackerNews With BOSS Mashup

July 13, 2008 This tutorial looks at using the Yahoo BOSS Mashup Framework (a simple Python library) to retrieve the RSS feeds for HackerNews and Reddit Programming and strip the union of those results from HackerNews, returning HackerNews to an earlier era.

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Cleanly Extending Python Markdown with Syntax Highlighting

January 10, 2008 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.

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Epic PyObjC, Part 5: Resources and Farewell

August 27, 2008 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.

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How To Remotely Admin Servers Via Twitter

March 22, 2009 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.

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Writing Custom Contexts for Django

July 1, 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

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A Command Line Tool for Loading CouchDB Documents

December 9, 2008 This is a simple command line tool, implemented in Python, which makes it easy to use JSON and Python data structures as the data-source of CouchDB documents. Handles bulk and individual submission, and has a handful of command-line options (specify hostname, port, path, etc).

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Adding Social Bookmarking To a Django App

July 14, 2007 Adding support for submitting your Django content to social bookmarking and news sites is a nice addition to any website. Here are my instructions for doing so, based on my experience of adding social support to this blog.

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Python-Brightkite for... you get the idea

November 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.

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

July 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...

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R.I.P. Your Resume Site to Awesome

October 19, 2008 Resume Interactivity Provider is a simple reusable application for generating interactive resume websites that are powered by completely static components (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).

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Setting Up Django-Rcsfield

October 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.

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