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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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16 posts tagged "linux"

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Window throwing in OS X and Ubuntu
Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Linux switch: update
Monday, July 13th, 2015
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dpaste.com spot check
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Switching from OS X to Ubuntu
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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The standard unix password manager you never heard of
Monday, September 8th, 2014
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The Palm Foleo
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
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PalmSource becomes ACCESS
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
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Goodbye, SCO
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
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A different kind of switching
Friday, July 21st, 2006
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Score one for Dell, sort of
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
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Linux will eat itself
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
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Which PalmOS is really next?
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
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Ubuntu, I buntu, we all buntu
Thursday, November 17th, 2005
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OSCON audio: Linux in Search of the Desktop
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
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Linux on the desktop
Friday, July 22nd, 2005