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.

Elsewhere

Pile o'Tags

Stuff I Use

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

Spam Report

At least 236604 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

11 posts tagged "tools"

The standard unix password manager you never heard of
Monday, September 8th, 2014
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The story of dpaste.com 2.0
Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Booktools
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
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A different kind of URL shortener
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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The syncbox
Sunday, June 13th, 2010
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A tiny little dpaste.com API
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
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Pocket Django
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
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Toolbot.com source code available on request
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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A weather site in six (declarative) lines
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
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Free to be, you and wmii
Sunday, January 13th, 2008
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6 comments

Bicycle Repair Man bundle for TextMate
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
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