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django - signals

15/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : django - signals - A writeup of the under-documented signals support in Django M-R.

How Django processes a request

15/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : How Django processes a request - Detailed in-depth explanation from James Bennett.

Yahoo! Maps? You Don’t Have to Ask.

14/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Yahoo! Maps? You Don’t Have to Ask. - They've lifted the commercial API restrictions. [via]

SQL for Web Nerds

14/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : SQL for Web Nerds - Focuses on Oracle.

A few thoughts on journalism

14/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : A few thoughts on journalism - I was nodding my head the whole way through.

Jeremy Zawodny : A few thoughts on journalism - A few thoughts on journalism: peach on!

jimray : JeffCroft.com: A few thoughts on journalism - "I am not a journalist." [sigh] I'm linking to this more because I have to, not because I want to.

Web application framework stacks

14/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Web application framework stacks - Interesting comparison of Django and J2EE, based on the size of their respective call stacks.

Multi-Safari

10/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Multi-Safari - Makes testing multiple Safari versions much easier.

Isofarro : Multi-Safari - Running multiple versions of Safari side-by-side. (via Backup Brain)

Cameron Moll : Multi-Safari - Multi-Safari. Stumbled on this earlier this week needing to test for previous versions of Safari.

PyX - Python graphics package

10/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : PyX - Python graphics package - Neat looking PostScript / PDF generation library. [via]

Yahoo! Photos Beta Announcement

10/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Yahoo! Photos Beta Announcement - Scott Schiller did a lot of the really cool UI stuff.

It's hopeless

9/06/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Simon Willison : It's hopeless - Another terrible open source installation process. Learn from Firefox!

OJR interviews "journalist programmer" Adrian Holovaty

7/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Andy Baio : OJR interviews "journalist programmer" Adrian Holovaty - I suspect there's more of us than people realize; my background and education is in journalism, not computer science

Simon Willison : The programmer as journalist - An interview with Adrian Holovaty.

plasticbag : Adrian Holovaty talks about programming and computer-assisted journalism - "If you want innovation, hire people who are capable of it. Hire people who know what's possible. And once you hire the programmers, give them an environment in which they can be creative. Treat them as bona fide members of the journalism team"

Milo Vermeulen : Q&A with Adrian Holovaty on being a programmer journalist - Q&A with Adrian Holovaty on being a programmer journalist [via]

Django tips: extending the User model

7/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : Django tips: extending the User model - James Bennett's excellent series on Django continues.

Develop for the Web with Django and Python

7/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Develop for the Web with Django and Python - Django tutorial on IBM developerWorks.

Tech-Savvy MPs Come Out Against DRM

6/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Tech-Savvy MPs Come Out Against DRM - Promising news from the Open Rights Group.

Using rsync to enable the project drawer in textmate while working on a remote server

4/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Using rsync to enable the project drawer in textmate while working on a remote server - Looks like a useful trick.

ENIAC simulation

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : ENIAC simulation - The first American computer, simulated by a Java applet. [via]

uBrowser

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : uBrowser - Gecko rendering on a 3D surface. Developed for Second Life.

June 6th Is JavaScript 'Array' and 'Object.prototype' Awareness Day

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : June 6th Is JavaScript 'Array' and 'Object.prototype' Awareness Day - Follow these rules and life will be a bit more pleasant for all of us.

Isofarro : June 6th Is JavaScript 'Array' and 'Object.prototype' Awareness Day - Woot. D-day for JavaScript. There's a ton of good stuff covered and linked to in this piece. (via Simon Willison)

Paul Hammond : James Mc Parlane's Blog - June 6th Is JavaScript 'Array' and 'Object.prototype' Awareness Day - Its a little like driving and everyone agreeing on the rules of the road

Global Domination

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : Global Domination - Doug Crockford: Global variables are evil.

Paul Hammond : Global Domination » Yahoo! User Interface Blog - Global variables are a source of unreliability and insecurity

Costumes for Guinea Pigs

2/06/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Simon Willison : Costumes for Guinea Pigs - Warning: so cute it might make you ill. [via]

Feedjack

1/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Feedjack - A Django Python Powered Feed Aggregator.

Video: Joe Hewitt Talks About FireBug

1/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Video: Joe Hewitt Talks About FireBug - Video: Joe Hewitt Talks About FireBug: "Joe stopped by Yahoo! last week to talk to the Y! frontend engineering community about FireBug. He was kind enough to let us capture the talk on video, and we’re pleased to share the core part of his talk

Simon Willison : Video: Joe Hewitt Talks About FireBug - Demo / tutorial.

Photographing Squirrels - a photoset on Flickr

31/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Photographing Squirrels - a photoset on Flickr - Real wild squirrels with real vintage cameras. Awesome.

Rod Begbie : Photographing Squirrels - a photoset on Flickr - Squirrels + Antique Cameras = CUTE! [via#

Own your data: ad-hoc representations

29/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Own your data: ad-hoc representations - Includes interesting notes about Tabblo's implementation.

Paul Hammond : Ned Batchelder: Own your data: ad-hoc representations - Rather than adopting (or worse, adapting) a standard to fit your purposes, you should create your own data representation. It will give you the best fit for the problem at hand.

IE DOMInspector

27/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : IE DOMInspector - Recommended at the London JavaScript night. $69 though.

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