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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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Photoshop CS3 beta

Update: It's out. Download here. Also see PhotoshopUser.com's review of new features.

In case you haven't heard, Adobe's releasing the beta of Photoshop CS3 in a few hours. It will be interesting to see how much of the Lightroom-style interface experimentation, if any, has made it in there.

This is especially big news for Intel Mac users, who have been stuck with Rosetta emulation for Photoshop.

Note that the other Creative Suite apps -- remember them? -- are not covered in this release, except for a "major upgrade" to Bridge. Also note that without a CS2 serial number, your download will only work for two days.

For the obsessive:

For the really obsessive: devote a browser window to this page that will refresh labs.adobe.com once per minute for you.

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

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