Python was the second programming language I learned, and I recently wanted to brush up again on my Django (a development framework for Python that makes it easier to build up full-fledge web apps). Getting Django to work on a Windows machine turned out to be almost as big a... [Read More]
Irony from ASBPE: Fighting its own trends
Since joining TechTarget, I’ve gotten occasional e-mails from the ASBPE. None have really been notable, until I was invited to hear ASBPE’s “Ten Trends that Could Make (or Break) Our Editorial Careers” (emphasis mine): Among the 10 trends to be covered: [Read More]
What's in a news nugget?
Gawker design thef-- I mean, inspiration
One thing I’ve been mildly-yet-obsessively entranced with for a number of years is how nicely Gawker plays with thumbnails: One of the minor irritations of modern web design is that, even you HTML the hell out a blog post to make it look perfect in terms of graphical layout, by... [Read More]
PoBoy Twitter Tracker 0.1: A small Python script to collect follower counts
At work, one of the things I have to do is keep tabs on a number of our Twitter accounts. Nothing spectacular, but with 50-ish accounts to keep track of, it gets to be a lot of overhead. So I automated it! [Read More]