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 236509 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

12 posts tagged "the well"

The iPhone keyboard doesn't suck
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
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Belated comments on Dreaming in Code
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
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Dreaming In Code: The Interview
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
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Dispatches from Blogistan
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
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Comcast's blacklist
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
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Well blogs
Saturday, February 18th, 2006
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Web 2.0 imitates satire
Monday, November 21st, 2005
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Salon turns 10
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
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Anatomy of a BoingBoinging
Friday, October 28th, 2005
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thttpd
Monday, October 17th, 2005
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DRM Explained
Monday, September 5th, 2005
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Well for sale
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005