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

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14 posts tagged "textmate"

Bicycle Repair Man bundle for TextMate
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
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Interview with TextMate creator Allan Oddgaard
Sunday, January 28th, 2007

TextMate command for paste.e-scribe.com
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
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Joel on TextMate
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
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TextMate update
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
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Sparkle: automatic application updates
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
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Logo bundle for TextMate
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Textmate 1.5 released
Friday, January 6th, 2006

A software manual written using Markdown
Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Django template bundle for TextMate
Monday, November 28th, 2005

Obscure "svn mv" problem solved
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
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TextMate: Bundles of goodness
Friday, November 11th, 2005

PHP/HTML enhancements for TextMate
Thursday, November 10th, 2005

TextMate: wiki bits
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005