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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!

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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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47 posts tagged "apple"

Linux switch: update
Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Switching from OS X to Ubuntu
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Chess via iPod
Monday, May 11th, 2009
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iPod touch: holding steady
Friday, October 17th, 2008
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The iPhone keyboard doesn't suck
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
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Latest iPhone SDK bug reports
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
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iPod touch: one week down, one week to go
Monday, February 25th, 2008
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A farewell to Palms (hello, iPod touch)
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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Full-screen QuickTime
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
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iPhone hacking
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
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Playing with the Terminal
Sunday, April 8th, 2007
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iPhone, youPhone, weallPhone
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
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Steve Jobs to Music Industry: Drop DRM
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
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Was the old Mac a hacker's machine?
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
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What is the iPhone running, really?
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
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New MacBook Pro
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
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Obsolescence
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
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Apple battery recall
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
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Mac OS Forge
Friday, August 11th, 2006
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A different kind of switching
Friday, July 21st, 2006
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Yahoo offers DRM-free music, sort of
Friday, July 21st, 2006
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Textcasting?
Friday, May 26th, 2006
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The MacBook
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
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Score one for Dell, sort of
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
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MacBook Pro speed bumps
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
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Songbird, open source competition for iTunes
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
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Which PalmOS is really next?
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
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AppleWorks, R.I.P.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
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Great open source apps for the Mac
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
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Web Inspector, a DOM inspector for WebKit
Friday, January 20th, 2006
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ExpressCard: what it is
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
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Best feature of the new MacBook Pro
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
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Google jobs for Mac developers
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005
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Wozniak pro-open-source comments
Saturday, December 10th, 2005
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PowerBook "Safe Sleep"
Saturday, November 12th, 2005
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Death to QuickTime Pro
Friday, October 28th, 2005
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Adobe blogs Aperture
Monday, October 24th, 2005
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Aperture
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

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Google wants Mac developers
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
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Gruber on the new Apple products
Thursday, October 13th, 2005

A modest proposal for the recording industry
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
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Mining Monday: the hardware collection
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
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Gruber on AppleScript
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
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Apple Store using Ajax
Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Mac troubleshooting tips + bonus rant
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
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PyObjC in, Cocoa-Java out
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
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Palm/Mac sync woes
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
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