Version 3.0

Posted on Sun 28 November 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, development, django, python • 5 min read

After lots of hard work, some swearing, and lots of patience on the part of my wife, Version 3.0 of this site is now live. It’s been a long journey, but getting it done has been very satisfying.

A Little History

When I first switched to using my …

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The Go Programming Language

Posted on Sat 14 November 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, go language, google, open source, programming • 1 min read

Google has released their own programming language, appropriately named Go.

I haven’t had time to dig deeply into this yet, but I’m seeing some interesting stuff that I like such as fast compilation, garbage collection, easy to read syntax, built in support for multicore machines and of course …

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October Braindump

Posted on Thu 22 October 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with braindump, development, django, personal, reviews • 9 min read

I have not been posting here much of late, which is partly due to the amount of stuff I’m working on, and partly due to the fact that I’ve been writing and posting stuff in other places around the web, since it is easier. Some of this will …

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Comments Closed Temporarily While I Do Some Plumbing

Posted on Tue 24 June 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with akismet, announcements, development • 1 min read

Found the problem

Photo by golfer4life under a Creative Commons license.

I’ve had to shut off commenting functionality for the time being folks. The spammers have been trying hard to get in, and the code that I’ve written to run comments though Akismet for spam checking is occasionally resulting in a …

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Django Rosetta

Posted on Sat 12 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, programming, python • 1 min read

Via Simon Willison:

This is a real cool Django app that creates an awesome interface to help internationalize your site. Allows the adminstrator, and an optional group of designated translators to read and write your site’s gettext files.

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Quick Post: My Pownces, Let Me Show You Them

Posted on Wed 05 March 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, development, django, pownce, programming, python, social networking • 1 min read

Heh, I had a little fun this afternoon writing a little Django app for my site that will regularly import my public Pownce notes and allow me to display them in the sidebar. It’s really just a modified version of the app I’m using for my Twitter statuses …

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Send Django Exceptions to DPaste

Posted on Sun 09 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with development, django, programming, python • 1 min read

Michael Trier points out a cool new feature in Django that is awesome for debugging. On Django error pages (with DEBUG turned on) there is now a button that will automatically post the contents to dpaste. Very nice, indeed.

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Updates, ToDo and a Request for Feedback

Posted on Thu 06 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 3 min read

Hopefully not too many people tried to stop by the site today, because I had a pretty severe outage due to my own foolishness. I’ve been trying to implement a few new features to the site, and in one particularly bad move I managed to wipe an important file …

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StupidFilter :: Main / HomePage

Posted on Sun 18 November 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with cool, development, stupidfilter, trolls, youtube • 1 min read

This is old news that I remember hearing about on Buzz Out Loud. I want to alpha test the engine code as soon as it released. :-)

Interesting that if you view their random samples that the majority of them come from YouTube. It’s an easy target certainly. I’m …

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Posted on Wed 14 November 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 1 min read

<clears throat>

This is actually just a short post to warn you that there will be a pretty major overhaul to the site in the near future. The majority of this will consist of a redesign to improve readability, as well as making the site play nicer with mobile browsers …

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