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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.

Book

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!

Colophon

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.

Elsewhere

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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 236720 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

75 posts containing "django"

Neo4J and Graph Databases
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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The Riak key-value database: I like it
Friday, February 24th, 2017
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The story of dpaste.com 2.0
Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Booktools
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
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Hello from BarCampBoston
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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robots.txt via Django, in one line
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
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Django LogEntry to the rescue
Friday, February 13th, 2009
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Making your way from PHP to Python and Django
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
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Programming and Ice Cream
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
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DjangoProjectLauncher?
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
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Pocket Django
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
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History lesson
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
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Toolbot.com source code available on request
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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Django Mercurial mirror tweaks
Monday, March 17th, 2008
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From PHP to Python
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
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Book news: Rough Cuts and Amazon
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
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iPod touch: one week down, one week to go
Monday, February 25th, 2008
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A Mercurial mirror of Django's Subversion repository
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
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Comment Spam Stats
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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World's ugliest Django app
Monday, January 21st, 2008
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A little something I've been working on
Monday, January 14th, 2008
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Make your own blog with Django in only 2.5 years
Sunday, January 6th, 2008
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Developer meeting braindump 2007-08-09
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
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OSCON 2007, Day 2
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
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OSCON 2007, Day 1
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
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Django Unicodification
Friday, July 13th, 2007
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Developer meeting braindump 2007-07-12
Friday, July 13th, 2007
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Django.June wrapup
Sunday, June 17th, 2007
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OSCON 2007!
Friday, June 8th, 2007
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Django.June
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
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Comment Spam
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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DjangoKit
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
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Podcasts I actually like
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
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Managing a Django project using darcs
Monday, March 12th, 2007
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Two new Django-powered sites
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
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An IRC-specific Django FAQ
Monday, February 19th, 2007
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Django in Western Mass. in June
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
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New Year's programming resolutions
Monday, January 1st, 2007
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dpaste.com update
Friday, December 29th, 2006
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Django docs in Plucker format, nightly
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
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dpaste.com
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
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The Django Book
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
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Notes on my new Django setup
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
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Pastebin update: Pygments
Friday, October 20th, 2006
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Handling legacy URLs with Django
Friday, September 29th, 2006
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Rails security hole hullabaloo
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
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Akismet anti-comment-spam
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
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Root, sweet root
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
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Django as superego
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
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QuickTime 0, Open Source 1
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
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Moving the blog to Django
Monday, April 10th, 2006
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More quick-not-dirty PHP
Saturday, April 8th, 2006
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The twenty-minute trouble ticket system
Friday, March 31st, 2006
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JavaScript and the thickening client
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
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Django development tips
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
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Django: less (magic) is more
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
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Soft launch
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
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YAPWF: Aaron Swartz's web.py released
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
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Django Docs in Plucker format
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
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A minimal wiki in Django
Monday, December 12th, 2005
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Big. Green. Similar.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
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Rails/Django lovefest in Chicago
Monday, December 5th, 2005
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You really should learn regular expressions
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
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Django template bundle for TextMate
Monday, November 28th, 2005
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TextMate: Bundles of goodness
Friday, November 11th, 2005
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TurboGears progress, or, bring on the CRUD
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
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Simon Willison's EuroOSCON report
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
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Rob Curley, Newspaperman of the Future
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
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Blog Usability Showdown: Me vs. Jakob Nielsen
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
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Controller freaks
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
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YAPWF: TurboGears
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
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Django progress
Friday, August 26th, 2005
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Django, Rails, and PHP
Friday, August 19th, 2005
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Railing
Monday, August 1st, 2005
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Python web framework mania
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
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