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 236431 pieces of comment spam killed since 2008, mostly via Akismet.

9 posts tagged "vcs"

Branching and merging in real life
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
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The iPhone keyboard doesn't suck
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
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Mercurial 1.0 released
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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A Mercurial mirror of Django's Subversion repository
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
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Mercurial: good enough for now
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
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darcs on pair.com
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
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In-place import using Subversion
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
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Managing a Django project using darcs
Monday, March 12th, 2007
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Obscure "svn mv" problem solved
Saturday, November 19th, 2005
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