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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!


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

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15 posts tagged "business"

How things get better after you screw up at work
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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My 100x ROI as accidental domain speculator
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Good Python Interview Questions
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Latest iPhone SDK bug reports
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
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Stallman Inside
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
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Open source bounties
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
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Full-screen QuickTime
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
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Serious squatting
Monday, March 5th, 2007

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Good web hosting
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
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Microsoft steps up FUD campaign against Linux
Monday, November 20th, 2006
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Eudora goes open source
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
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International Freedom From Stupid Software Patents Day
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
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Remember the town of Half.com?
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Neelie Kroes vs. Microsoft
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Why Tucows bought Kiko
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
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