Switching to PostgreSQL, Part 1: Installing Locally on OS X

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 17, 2011 | Category: Mac OS X PostgreSQL

Here's an interesting tidbit: Postgres evolved from UC Berkeley's Ingres database, hence the name - "Post Ingres", or Postgres

If you've recently picked up a Mac with the Lion operating system already installed, this article probably won't be of much use to you. Apparently, Postgres is the new default ...

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Making A Comeback

Posted by: barbara | Date: Aug 16, 2011 | Category: Personal

It's time to revive this blog. It's been too long since I've written about anything pertinent to programming - it's not that there hasn't been a lot happening, but life has been busy and my trajectory has been a little flat (which is to say, nonexistent). As far as work ...

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My response to "Women Fed Up With Open Source Community Creeps"

Posted by: barbara | Date: Dec 18, 2010 | Category: Girl Geeks

Women Fed Up With Open Source Community Creeps [Jezebel]

The above article, published back on December 4th, was a follow-up to Valerie Aurora's piece "The dark side of open source conferences" [LWN]. I'm a few weeks late in ...

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Image resizing on file uploads. Doing it the easy way.

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jan 13, 2010 | Category: Django Python

Let me start with this proviso: Math is not my strong subject (okay, just stop right there with the Barbie jokes). I'll do just about anything to avoid writing complex equations. And most of the time, I don't have to. Most of the time, I can find alternative solutions, dependent ...

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cElementTree ftw!

Posted by: barbara | Date: Jan 07, 2010 | Category: Python

My mission was simple - to crawl all of our artist databases, extract names and email addresses from a couple of different tables, and spin out some custom XML.

The tables - one for complete user profiles and another for users who have signed up to receive emails only - ...

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