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 236559 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

31 posts tagged "hardware"

The good old TRS-80 Model III
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
+

To Infinity Ultra and Beyond
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
+

iPod touch: holding steady
Friday, October 17th, 2008
+ + + +

The iPhone keyboard doesn't suck
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
+ + + + + + + + +
2 comments

iPod touch: one week down, one week to go
Monday, February 25th, 2008
+ + + + + +

Stallman Inside
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
+ + +
1 comment

A farewell to Palms (hello, iPod touch)
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
+ + +
2 comments

OSCON 2007, Day 5 (belated)
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
+ + +

iPhone hacking
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
+ +

The Palm Foleo
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
+ + +
3 comments

iPhone, youPhone, weallPhone
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
+ + + +
1 comment

Was the old Mac a hacker's machine?
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
+
2 comments

What is the iPhone running, really?
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
+ + + + +

Software, meet hardware
Monday, January 8th, 2007
+

New MacBook Pro
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
+

Widescreen as Tallscreen
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
+ +
2 comments

Obsolescence
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
+ +
2 comments

Apple battery recall
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
+

The MacBook
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
+
5 comments

Score one for Dell, sort of
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
+ +
2 comments

USB Art
Monday, March 20th, 2006
+ +

MacBook Pro speed bumps
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
+
1 comment

ExpressCard: what it is
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
+

Best feature of the new MacBook Pro
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
+ +
4 comments

Palm TX: First Impressions
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
+ +

Evolving a new keyboard
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
+ + +

Kaypro model numbers
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
+

Mining Monday: the hardware collection
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
+ +

Hizzitachi
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
+ +

Project idea: G5-style Mini
Sunday, August 28th, 2005
+

Hard life for hardware
Monday, August 15th, 2005
+