Simple Parsing Script

A simple script to parse plain text files (in this case pipe-delimited), then write the rows to a table. Take a look at the sample text file - the fields in the first row should match the column head ... Read more


PyCon 2009 Wrap-Up

I was a little nervous about going - with less than a year of Python under my belt, I still feel like a relative newbie. And the last few months of my life have been dominated by PHP (hey, that's wha ... Read more

PyCon    Python   

Happy (belated) Ada Lovelace Day

Whoa, look at the date on that last post. A lot has changed since then - I went back to work in a PHP shop, all the while intending to keep doing Python/Django on the side, but I haven't been able to ... Read more

Girl Geeks    ald09   

The ubiquity of vi

Whenever a conversation about tools comes up, I find myself, inevitably, putting on a sheepish grin and confessing that yes, in fact, I am a vi user. And I'll be honest - in my early days as a deve ... Read more

Mac OS X   

Git on Mac OS X

Okay, forget what I just said about svn on OS X. This week, I'm moving one of my projects into a private repo on github. Why? Well, obviously because it's the new hotness. Because all the kids are ... Read more

Mac OS X    Git   

Book Meme

"Thus two separate source program files, each of which contains the definition int a; either represent an error (if the linker prohibits duplicate external variables) or will share a single instance o ... Read more


Taking the ugly out of Django comments

Django comments are pretty easy to implement - most of what you need to get access to the app and template tags is covered in the documentation: ... Read more