Using PyFacebook without the Facebook middleware

December 1, 2007 I've been working on a Facebook application with a couple of friends recently. We decided to use PyFacebook library, but there was a brief period of intense confusion on my part about how to use the PyFacebook library without the included middleware. I worked through it, though, and this article has some advice on how you can do the same.

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Human Error

November 25, 2007 A slight typo deleted all the images on the server... they'll be coming back soon.

"You Are Beautiful At All Times" by Yppah

November 5, 2007 My favorite album so far this year. Whether you call it trip-hop or electronica, its ambiguous in all the best ways, and definitely worth a listen. You Are Beautiful At All Times by Yppah is a gem.

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Context is a Parameter in Calculating Truth

November 5, 2007 Some thoughts about one of Pirsig's arguments in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as viewed from the eyes of a programmer. Are my thoughts valid? Correct? True? Well. That probably depends on context.

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Those Annoying Habits

November 5, 2007 Life anywhere has its little frustrations. Normally we just get over it and move on. Sometimes the frustrations keep getting thrown back at you again and again. The best of us move on anyway. The rest of us occasionally find the intense need to dwell on it a bit.

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Defining Your Web Aesthetic

October 24, 2007 A quick test for helping designers discover a little bit more about the preferences of their customers.

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Introducing my Japanese Kitchen

October 21, 2007 A quick overview of the kitchen in my apartment. It has accumulated two decades worth of stuff... but still doesn't have a rice cooker. Damn.

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Hiking Tengaisan

October 21, 2007 Some pictures from a recent hike in nearby Yamanomura, part of the Kamioka section of Hida city. Also some pondering about the consequences of modernity on Japan and America.

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Reliable Mealtime Friends

October 20, 2007 A look at a few of my favorite meals for myself in Japan. Nothing fancy, but dependable friends in times of need.

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Grocery Shopping in Japan

October 20, 2007 (This entry contains a number of pictures and may load a bit slowly on some connections.) I spend a lot of my day thinking about the next meal. In conjunction with that I do a lot of grocery shopping. Here is an annotated pictorial of my groceries.

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Getting Cold in Kamioka

October 18, 2007 Its starting to get cold. I am wearing long underwear (thanks Mom!), and its the middle of October. The thought of the approaching winter leaves me in tears.

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