Quote of the Week: Python is the new BASIC. – Dave Winer I think I’d say that it’s the new (Turbo) Pascal, but I agree with Dave. Fast (enough), available, and easy (enough) to learn. There’s no excuse not to get out and start programming if you’ve got any thought at all of doing so.
Category: Software Development and Testing
I assigned myself a project for the weekend, writing a little program that I could use to disable comments on blog posts based on their age. Python’s already installed on the Mac, so I figured it’d be pretty easy to use that to make updates to my WordPress database. The first thing needed is the […]
Mike McBride asks for some experiential information from Mac users: My wife was doing a little on-line shopping today on her Mac and ran into a couple of sites that wouldn’t accept her credit card information. The transactions failed in both Firefox and Safari. I’ve never had a problem with a shopping site taking my […]
I mentioned I’d been off the net today; the funny thing is that I was productively working on a website. E, at TPI, has been good to me in these few months, contracting me to build their new site and finding other gigs to work on for her. This week they’ve got a contract for […]
Ethan J. A. Schoonover, creator of the Kinkless GTD system, has, I think, one of the best customized 404 messages I’ve seen in a long time. Kudos.
Two more items for webheads: Russ Weakley’s Web standards checklist and the excellent Beginnerâ€™s guide from a seasoned CSS designer by Cameron Moll.
Sam‘s pointing to several interesting tools this week, including Mootools’ Transcorners and DateBlocks. Web developers, check ’em out.
For a few weeks now, I’ve been working on a website project for Tomorrow Pictures, Inc. Their old site, while functional, hadn’t been updated in several years and they weren’t happy with it. They had some ideas, including the color scheme and some basic elements, and we worked together to come up with a design […]
Or at least, the dog.