Unnofficial meme from the Unofficial Planet Python, programming languages you know or have known: BASIC (ZX Spectrum, BBC and GFA) Thanks Mum and Dad for buying the old Speccy for me and my brother, and thanks also to WHSmiths for Continue reading lang.name, lang.desc for lang in self.languages
I’ve always been intrigued by OpenID, while simultaneously being repulsed by the identifiers that I thought users were forced to adopt. Seeing one too many strings like: https://me.yahoo.com/a/.DuSz_IEq5Vw5NZLAHUFHWEKLSfQnRFuebro- tossed around made me think I’d have to adopt a username like Continue reading OpenID works!
by Clay Shirky, 2008. Shirky has thrown a few beautiful and insightful essays over the wall the last few months. He is the guy who penned the ‘Gin, Television and Social Surplus‘ piece a while back. It’s a joy to Continue reading Here Comes Everybody
I’m excited to be giving a talk at PyCon UK next weekend about creating OpenGL programs in Python, using the graphics and games library pyglet. I’m still working feverishly on the presentation. This post is to be a permanent URL Continue reading Stretching pyglet’s Wings
by Ivan Idso, 2007 ish. A disclaimer, to begin – the author is my new-to-me brother in law, so I got a copy at cost, inscribed ‘soft aardvarks’ (I think), and a few weeks later got a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Continue reading Balloon Therapy
by Jerome D. Salinger, 1951 “Of course, people make such a fuss over it, they really do. You ask anyone. It’s that Salinger’s fault. He never listens to anyone. Sometimes I think he only writes it because he knows it Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye