PyCon 2009 Wrap-Up

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 01, 2009 | Category: PyCon

I was a little nervous about going - with less than a year of Python under my belt, I still feel like a relative newbie. And the last few months of my life have been dominated by PHP (hey, that's what pays the bills).

But I'm so glad I went. ...

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Happy (belated) Ada Lovelace Day

Posted by: barbara | Date: Mar 25, 2009 | Category: ald09 Girl Geeks

Whoa, look at the date on that last post. A lot has changed since then - I went back to work in a PHP shop, all the while intending to keep doing Python/Django on the side, but I haven't been able to make as much time for that as I ...

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The ubiquity of vi

Posted by: barbara | Date: Dec 01, 2008 | Category: Mac OS X

Whenever a conversation about tools comes up, I find myself, inevitably, putting on a sheepish grin and confessing that yes, in fact, I am a vi user.

And I'll be honest - in my early days as a developer, I just wanted to earn a little respect.

Go ahead, make ...

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Pointers explained

Posted by: barbara | Date: Nov 24, 2008 | Category: Geek Humor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvoHwFvAvQE

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Quick and dirty "what I'm reading" plugin

Posted by: barbara | Date: Nov 22, 2008 | Category: Django

(Note: that partner id in the absolute_url below is mine. I won't object if you want to use it, but you might be better off signing up for your own: Powells.com Partner Program)

The model:

 class Book(models.Model): RATING_CHOICES = ( ('1', '1'), ('2', '2'), ('3', '3'), ...

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