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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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TextMate command for paste.e-scribe.com

After seeing a similar offering from the Web 2.0 pastebin Attachr I couldn't resist. So here's a simple TextMate command that submits selected text to paste.e-scribe.com, opening the new URL in your default web browser. Bonus features: the filename is used as the title, and the language syntax is guessed from the file extension.

This is a very crude little script, but too much fun not to share. Download paste.tmCommand.zip and double-click the resulting .tmCommand file, that should be all there is to it.

Update: Slightly revised to avoid error when file extension is not recognized. Considering shebang-line sniffing too...

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
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Comment from Jökull , 2 years later

An updated version for dpaste.com for everyone's convenience


Comment from Paul , 2 years later

Thanks, Jökull. This gives me the opportunity to mention that I've got a simple dpaste API running now for such things, too: http://dpaste.com/api/v1/


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