Irrational Exuberance!

Introduction to Kamioka-cho, Hida-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

January 10, 2008 An introduction to the lovely town I have been living in for some five months now. Lots of pictures to illustrate the points that words never can.

Odors from Shoes Curious in OS X 10.4

January 10, 2008 I like *Shoes*, a GUI toolkit from Why The Lucky Stiff, a lot. Its a joy to use. Except when it goes haywire.

Driving on the Left Side

January 9, 2008 A few thoughts and pictures of my stylish Suzuki Wagon R that cheerfully (it has a flower sticker on the door to the gas tank) escorts me through the rural landscapes of Kamioka.

Don't Repeat Yourself for Bloggers: Dynamic Blog Context in LifeFlow

January 9, 2008 Programmers talk about DRY, or Don't Repeat Yourself, all the time. Its a strategy for making programming more pleasant, more efficient, and to reduce errors. LifeFlow uses a simple idea, which I have brazenly labeled Dynamic Blog Context, to try to take a few steps toward DRY while writing blogs.

Cleanly Extending Python Markdown with Syntax Highlighting

January 9, 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.