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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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12 posts tagged "google"

I Remember the Web: altavista.digital.com
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Saturday, May 24th, 2008
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How not to advocate via Google Code
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
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Uncovering dirt with Google code search
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
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I filled up my GMail box
Monday, September 4th, 2006
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Google Earth for OS X
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
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Guido at Google
Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Google jobs for Mac developers
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005
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Google Base: What is it, man?
Friday, November 18th, 2005


Google wants Mac developers
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
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Google blog search
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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Google News feeds
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005