Irrational Exuberance!

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.

Restricting User Signups in Django

October 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?

Failing a Contract

October 11, 2008 An important part, although not particularly pleasant one, of being a contract programmer is that you're going to fail sometimes. In a business you might be reallocated to a new project, or not get the raise you'd been expecting. But as a contract programmer, you're probably not going to get paid. But, hey, life goes on.

The Magical Source of YUI Get's Power

October 3, 2008 I spent longer than I should have trying to coax the impossible out of YUI's Yahoo.util.Get module, having nary a clue how it actually worked. Further investigation lead to some comprehension, but also left me bewildered. This is a tale of something either very amazing or very wrong.

Notes on Cocos2d iPhone Development

October 3, 2008 An overview, some notes and a few snippets on Cocos2d development for the iPhone. Hopefully enough to help someone get started with development, but a few steps short of comprehensive.