E-Scribe : a programmer’s blog

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

Pile o'Tags

Stuff I Use

Bitbucket, Debian Linux, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, macOS, Markdown, Mercurial, Python, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, xmonad

Spam Report

At least 236604 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

20 posts tagged "blogs"

History lesson
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
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Comment Spam Stats
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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Comment Spam
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
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Blog flair backlash
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
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1 comment

Spam, del.icio.us spam
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
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4 comments

Dispatches from Blogistan
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
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Joel on TextMate
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
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I hate those SitePal ads
Friday, September 8th, 2006
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9 comments

Is Akismet broken again?
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
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2 comments

Akismet anti-comment-spam
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
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The most popular blog in the world...
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
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Well blogs
Saturday, February 18th, 2006
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About.com starting to move to WordPress
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
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1 comment

Everybody loves tags
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Flock, a browser for bloggers
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
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Blog Usability Showdown: Me vs. Jakob Nielsen
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
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1 comment

More on "Splogs"
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
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Fixing Web Spam
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
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Blogging as R&D
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Google blog search
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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