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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 template bundle for TextMate

I added Wilson Miner's TextMate bundle for Django templates to the TextMate bundle repository today. Thanks, Wilson!

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Comment from comments , 6 weeks later

the 'scope' selectors need to be changed. As is the scope text.html.django doesn't work. text.html works fine.

Comment from Paul , 6 weeks later

But then you get Django-style coloring in all your HTML files. It works as-is. You do have to specifically select the "language" from the language selector at the bottom of the window.

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