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.


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!


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

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9 posts tagged "unix"

How to install the open source application Darktable on OS X
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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The standard unix password manager you never heard of
Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Keeping emacs backup files tidy
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
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A tiny little dpaste.com API
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
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History lesson
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
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The anti-desktop movement
Friday, March 16th, 2007
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What is the iPhone running, really?
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
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Goodbye, SCO
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
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Django development tips
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
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