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

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10 posts tagged "javascript"

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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How not to advocate via Google Code
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
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Array comprehensions in Javascript
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
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Liking jQuery
Thursday, March 1st, 2007
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Meta-roundup of Javascript libraries
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
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JavaScript and the thickening client
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
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Sort tables with sorttable.js
Monday, February 20th, 2006
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TrimPath Junction: a pure Javascript clone of Rails
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
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The MySpace worm
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
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Wednesday, July 13th, 2005