(06:08:53 PM) email@example.com: What’s your greatest fear? (06:09:24 PM) bradass87: dying without ever truly living via Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Revealed | Threat Level | Wired.com. Everyone should read (apparently) this full chat log. In it Manning, a 22 year old depressed man, questioning his gender reached out to Lamo for someone to talk to. While […]
In the future, Gizmodo will have their own war correspondents Oh wait. We’re already in the future.
The Current State of OAuth 2 View more presentations from Aaron Parecki A pretty good summary of the current state (as of June 2011) of OAuth 2. I wish I’d been able to see the talk or find a video online.
After many years of proposals, counter-proposals, coups and general disappointment the Australian Government has announced its scheme to allow the economic impact of carbon pollution to be managed by the free market. I’m really really proud that as a country we’ve reached the point where there’s a plan in place. It’s taken longer than it should have. […]
As we sunset foursquare APIv1 and announce some amazing new milestones for APIv2, now seemed like as good a time as any to reflect on some of the decisions we made in APIv2 and see how they’re holding up. Fortunately, we were able to draw on both our experience with APIv1 and from tight iteration […]
I like Zsh. It’s a powerful, efficient shell. It’s better than Bash by just about every metric (better performance, more features, better sh compatibility). I really have no idea why people keep using Bash. Anyway, I put together a little piece of zshrc to show my current status in right-hand prompt – a prompt that’s […]
This is probably old news to most folks, but I only found out about this recently, more than twelve years into being a Python programmer. The pdb (Python Debugger) module has a few useful functions. For years I’ve been using pdb.pm(), the postmortem debugger. It can be run from the Python shell to invoke a […]
Today I again came across code that I was able to make simpler, clearer and safer using collections.defaultdict. I keep coming across experienced Python programmers that don’t know about it. Perhaps it’s time to spread the good word. The defaultdict type is a dict subclass that takes a factory function to supply default values for […]
Launch your application, oh look, an update! Clicking “Update” takes you to the Mac App Store web site. Click “View in Mac App Store” since apparently I’m not doing that yet, but wait! Tell my browser that it’s okay to do what I just told it to do. We’re launched into the Mac App Store […]
In the interest of getting some of the fragments of code I’ve written off my hard disk and out where someone might find them useful I’ve decided to start dumping them into git repos with some very minimal documentation. Minimal enough that I actually kick them out there. The first is a simple Python library […]