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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!


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Django Docs in Plucker format

Update: 2005-11-13: A lot has happened with Django in the past two weeks; here's an updated Plucker version of the docs (337K) for the 74 people who downloaded the last one. To judge by the change in file sizes, Django is sixty-two percent more documented than before! Or somebody slipped one of Wilson's desktop backgrounds in there. I'm just going to keep popping this post to the top when I have a new version, rather than allowing outdated stuff to sit around.
Update 2005-12-10: Posted a new version (375K). Someday I'll make this a daily cronjob...
Update 2005-12-29: Updated again (398K).
Update 2006-11-16: Now (finally) a nightly cronjob -- see the announcement post for more or just grab it now: http://dpaste.com/static/djangodocs.pdb

Original post, 2005-10-30: Along the lines of the Python Library Reference in Plucker format I posted in July, here's the latest Django documentation (208KB). (Plucker is an offline reader for the Palm.) I know using a non-WiFi, non-cellphone PDA is terribly retro these days, but that's the kind of old-world guy I am.

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
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Comment from tabo , 10 months later

I have an old palm too, and I didn't know about Plucker! Thank you a lot for this.

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