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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

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

Python 3 short course

Python 3, formerly known as "Python 3000", is coming. If you want to get up to speed, here's my simple three-step program:

  1. Watch this talk
  2. Read this PEP
  3. Try this tool on your code

Now you're an expert!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

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Comment from Chas Emerick , later that day

I started to write a comment, but it became far too long, so I moved it off to (a blog post)[http://blog.snowtide.com/2007/03/28/python-growth-lack-thereof].

Oh, and BTW Paul, your comment box is really tiny in my Firefox (in both dimensions).

Comment from Chas Emerick , later that day

That was supposed to be a link, dammit! :-)

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