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.

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Stuff I Use

bitbucket, Django, Emacs, FreeBSD, Git, jQuery, LaunchBar, Markdown, Mercurial, OS X, Python, Review Board, S3, SQLite, Sublime Text, Ubuntu Linux

Spam Report

At least 236525 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

21 posts tagged "php"

Making your way from PHP to Python and Django
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
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Toolbot.com source code available on request
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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From PHP to Python
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
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11 comments

Most boring upgrade ever
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
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Akismet anti-comment-spam
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
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2 comments

Moving the blog to Django
Monday, April 10th, 2006
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12 comments

More quick-not-dirty PHP
Saturday, April 8th, 2006
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The Zend Framework
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
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PHP and view/controller separation
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
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2 comments

RapidWeaver spamming vulnerability
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
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Soft launch
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
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2 comments

Let's play a game: BASIC vs. Ruby vs. Python vs. PHP
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
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Python question: a better urlparse?
Monday, December 12th, 2005
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Quick, but not dirty, PHP
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
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Form hijacking
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
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PHP/HTML enhancements for TextMate
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
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The Onion moves to Drupal
Sunday, September 4th, 2005
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Django, Rails, and PHP
Friday, August 19th, 2005
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3 comments

Rasmus on Ajax
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
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Open Source Initiative at OSCON
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
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Cake
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
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