E-Scribe : a programmer’s blog

About Me

PBX I'm Paul Bissex. I build web applications using open source software, especially Django. Started my career doing graphic design for newspapers and magazines in the '90s. Then wrote tech commentary and reviews for Wired, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and others you never heard of. Then I built operations software at a photography school. Then I helped big media serve 40 million pages a day. Then I worked on a translation services API doing millions of dollars of business. Now I'm building the core platform of a global startup accelerator. Feel free to email me.


I co-wrote "Python Web Development with Django". It was the first book to cover the long-awaited Django 1.0. Published by Addison-Wesley and still in print!


Built using Django, served with gunicorn and nginx. The database is SQLite. Hosted on a FreeBSD VPS at Johncompanies.com. Comment-spam protection by Akismet.


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Stuff I Use

Bitbucket, Debian Linux, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, macOS, Markdown, Mercurial, Python, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, xmonad

Spam Report

At least 237138 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

Comments: Don't be shy

Readers, I know you're out there. At this early stage in my blog's life I'm getting about a thousand unique visitors a day -- not big by any means, but when I watch my logs I do get a bit of that hosting-a-party sensation. I know only a tiny fraction of visitors will ever comment, and that's as it should be. But I really enjoy getting comments.

So, don't be shy.

Or, if you want to go meta and gripe about how I should have a better comments interface, or you really wish I supported trackbacks, or think I should use hosted comment solution XYZ, say that!

Friday, October 21st, 2005

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Comment from Sian , 1 day later

Allowing trackbacks would me nice. At least you would be automatically notified if I'm linking to one of your posts etc. Your comment system is fine by the way.

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