The program for the lightweight languages workshop is set (just in time, too — it’s on Dec 4!). I got to read the abstracts as I’m on the PC, and I wish I could be there to hear the talks.… Continue Reading
A bookstore in San Francisco organizes its books based on the rarely used Wavelength Classification system. Beautifully useless.
Went to see the parade of santa claus’es downtown today. It was a traffic mess, but the kids liked it, as is obvious in the pictures above (Sylvia was on my shoulders and Hugo on Emily’s — I like the… Continue Reading
In the tradition of badger badger badger, here is the llama song (via Daren Barefoot). A nice way to end the week.
If you know anyone who’se interested in a job at ActiveState and qualifies for one of the five positions we have open, get them to apply now (we’re, as always, trying to move fast). I think each of the five… Continue Reading
Through Loic’s blog, a pointer to a fun flash-based CV. What’s amazing to me is that apart from a slight (ok, not so slight) French accent, the English version and the French version are remarkably the same, not only in… Continue Reading
Jon Udell asks what to call his experiments with downloadable narrated demos of software. He’s looking for a name that describes: A progressively-downloadable video, which shows interaction with software, as is narrated by a presenter, or as emerges in a… Continue Reading
Interesting bit found in my webserver access logs: 188.8.131.52 – – [08/Nov/2004:00:07:32 -0500] “GET /blog/index.cgi/?flav=rss HTTP/1.0” 404 24542 “-” “Twisted PageGetter” Googling “Twisted PageGetter” confirms that it’s a spider that comes with Twisted Python. Once more, Python’s in the web… Continue Reading
Many people don’t know that there’s an RSS feed for the ASPN recipes, including the popular Python Cookbook: http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/index_rss Enjoy
I just (duh!) figured out one benefit of Atom feeds over older RSS feeds — the body of the posts are more than just CDATA, but can include links and other markup. Now, I’d like a bloglines feature that “auto-upgraded”… Continue Reading