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Django and JSON

21/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Django and JSON - Neat trick to serialize Djange QuerySets as JSON.

Labour's World Cup 2006 blog with Alastair Campbell

21/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Labour's World Cup 2006 blog with Alastair Campbell - . [via]

I'm on the Oxfam website!

21/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : I'm on the Oxfam website! - Fourth back on the left.

Interoperability and DRM are Mutually Exclusive

21/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Interoperability and DRM are Mutually Exclusive - A beautiful indictment of the insanity of DRM interoperability.

Rod Begbie : Daring Fireball: Interoperability and DRM Are Mutually Exclusive - "The industry’s idea of a “perfectâ€? DRM scheme is one that is not controlled by either Apple or Microsoft, and which gives only them (the record industry) complete control over what users can do with their downloads. Such a scheme does #

François Nonnenmacher : Interoperability and DRM Are Mutually Exclusive - The record industry is decrying a lock-in advantage that they themselves handed to Apple so they could deny their customers the interoperability they now say they want

Cerealizer

21/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Cerealizer - A safe pickle for Python. [via]

Office 2007 is the Bravest Upgrade Ever

20/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Office 2007 is the Bravest Upgrade Ever - Office 2007 is the Bravest Upgrade Ever: "By radically changing the user interface in Office 2007, Microsoft made the riskiest bet in the history of commercial software. And I think they're going to win the bet."

Simon Willison : Office 2007 is the Bravest Upgrade Ever - Anil Dash likes the ribbon. It's definitely one heck of a risky move.

Javascript Libraries - Friend or Foe?

18/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Javascript Libraries - Friend or Foe? - Paul's notes from yesterday's panel at @media.

43F Podcast: The Perfect Apostrophe

18/06/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : 43F Podcast: The Perfect Apostrophe - The cautionary tale of Life Hacks. [via]

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.

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