Making Django Apps Run On and Off GAE

March 10, 2009 Here are some short snippets which examine how I modified django-springsteen to run on and off the Google App Engine without requiring external dependencies.

Filed under djangogoogle-app-engine

Actors in Common Lisp

January 3, 2008 Taking a brief look at my current project of implementing Erlang/Scala style actors in Common Lisp.

Filed under actorscommon-lisp

Reflections on Django (repost)

June 1, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This was my first written thoughts on using Django. Kind of funny to look back on them years later.

Filed under djangowriting


July 18, 2008 今週の木曜日は最後小学校に行く日だった。で、最後日本で授業を教える日もだった。ちょっと感動する日になったでしょうね。

Filed under jetjapan

Epic PyObjC, Part 5: Resources and Farewell

August 27, 2008 This brief final segment of the Epic PyObjC tutorial series looks at a few statistics from the series, and also I recommend a few resources for moving forward.

Filed under pythonos-xcocoapyobjc

Cleanly Extending Python Markdown with Syntax Highlighting

January 10, 2008 A look at extending the Python Markdown library. It happens to be an extremely well written library, so extending it is a bit more fun than it ought to be. Take a look.

Filed under pythonmarkdown

Debugging Crashes With Small Scripts

January 23, 2010 Last week at work we ran into a fairly strange crashing bug. Writing a handful of simple scripts to test language/vm settings made it straightforward to debug a fairly confusing issue without trying to deal with the richness of a real application.

Filed under erlang

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT

October 14, 2007 When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.

Filed under jetjapan

A One-Stop AYM CMS Solution

September 17, 2008 I spent this morning designing a simple homepage for the AYM CMS project. It contains a somewhat more in-depth tutorial to getting started with AYM CMS, hosts the current version for download, and has some suggestions on how to best take advantage of its functionality.

Filed under aym-cms

Implementing Threaded Comments in LifeFlow

January 5, 2008 A brief discussion on implementing comments in LifeFlow.

Filed under djangolifeflow

Installing a Development Deployment of LifeFlow, a Django Blog Solution

January 7, 2008 Comprehensive instructions on installing and setting up a local deployment of LifeFlow (for those who are moderately in the Django know). This should be all you need to get started using LifeFlow, but I will have another entry soon detailing the little tricks and tips that make LifeFlow helpful.

Filed under blogdjangolifeflowinstall