Using Our Own Software

February 4, 2008 Do you have software that you wrote that you use on a daily basis? A few programs, or none at all? Why or why not?

Filed under thoughtssoftware

Using Optional Parameters in Django Urls

February 4, 2008 A simple but helpful trick for using optional parameters in Django views to allow one view to serve multiple urls with varying parameters.

Filed under djangopython

Technical Aspects of the Life Flow Editor

February 3, 2008 A discussion about some of the technical aspects involved in the implementation of the LifeFlow Editor. Some Django snippets included.

Filed under djangolifeflowlifeflow-editor

Introducting the LifeFlow Editor

February 3, 2008 Its taken a while, but I've finally gotten around to writing an editor for LifeFlow which will replace using the Django admin. Its not completely finished, but a lot of the functionality is here.

Don't play with this on your production deployments yet, its being a bit weird on converting between Drafts and Entries

Filed under lifeflow

Why Was The Syllabus Born?

January 29, 2008 My thoughts on an interesting article about removing syllabi from college schooling.

Filed under education

On Hegemony and an Anti-Capitalist Bias in European Textbooks

January 27, 2008 A few thoughts on anti-capitalist bias in German and French textbooks, and on similarities between pro-capitalist mass education and pro-socialist mass education.

Filed under education

Hot Water Is Broken

January 27, 2008 My hot water is broken, and its damn cold here.

Filed under japan

5. A Chartered Bus to Downtown Tokyo

January 25, 2008 The fifth segment in what will either become a novel or slowly evaporate into the mists of unfinished dreams.

Standard Workflow for Publishing With LifeFlow

January 24, 2008 A simple combination overview and Frequently Asked Questions about how to use LifeFlow to publish your blog entries.

Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

January 22, 2008 Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

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Catching Lessons From Spam

January 22, 2008 Looking at some pieces of spam that were inadvertently caught by my old comment implementation.

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