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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 237143 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

10 posts tagged "browsers"

Someday my bugfix will come
Monday, September 4th, 2006
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The little things one learns
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
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Web Inspector, a DOM inspector for WebKit
Friday, January 20th, 2006
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My Palm TX runs Windows 98
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
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Camino 1.0b2
Friday, December 30th, 2005

WebKit screen-grabbers
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
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Flock, a browser for bloggers
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Opera: Free
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Saturday, August 13th, 2005
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Mozilla goes corporate
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
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