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Posted in: Software development, Linux  — 
My bash prompt, including git/hg branch name.
Posted in: Python, Software development, Django  — 
Writing good quality documentation for the software libraries you publish always matters. Otherwise, you are doing the world a disservice by publishing.
Posted in: Python, Web development, Django  — 
An app to help protect your customers' data when in development.
Posted in: Django  — 
finally got round to cleaning up my Django validator app...
Posted in: Django  — 
When assertNumQueries is overkill...
Posted in: Python, Software development, Django  — 
Class based views are very cool. I am starting to clean up an existing project using them, and lots of existing views are turning into declarative code. But it makes me worried about the ravioli effect.
Posted in: Django  — 
Today I learned that JSON is much faster than YAML for use in Django fixtures...
Posted in: Django  — 
Participating in any Open Source project can be frustrating if things do not move along as quickly as you would like. Django is a fairly popular project, whose developers are volunteers with limited resources, and with a pretty big commitment to stability and backwards compatibility, so there will always be people who get frustrated. This blog post is intended to help people in that situation be helpful, and to not actually make things worse.
Posted in: Python, Music, Linux  — 
I tend to use several music/media players, such as shell-fm, moc and Clementine. In order to be able to use the media buttons on my keyboard for pausing/skipping, I wrote this Python script to automatically route the commands to the right one.
Posted in: Internet  — 
Just when you think you've got him cornered, he changes the subject...
Posted in: KDE, Rants, Linux  — 
After being a loyal fan of KDE for a long time, I've just left...
Posted in: Christianity  — 
I have had many debates with Muslim friends about the matter of forgiveness, which is quite different in the Qur'an and in the Bible. In this article I want to share some thoughts on the forgiveness of God and the honour of God...
Posted in: Christianity  — 
A defence of the Christian position on homosexuality, written for the benefit of atheists who really need to stop saying silly things like "God Hates Shrimp".
Posted in: Python  — 
Using IPython deep inside a program...
Posted in: KDE, Rants, Linux  — 
There doesn't appear to be any way for a Linux user to get a local calendar app to inter-operate with Google or other devices.
Posted in: Python, Software development  — 
I discovered hgview, a really great replacement for hgk.
Posted in: Python, Software development  — 
How can I get the Mercurial Eclipse plugin to just recognise an existing folder as a Mercurial repository?
Posted in: KDE, Linux  — 
Complete fail for KDE-PIM/Linux/msynctool and Blackberry Curve.
Posted in: Python, Django  — 
How I set up Eclipse to work with an existing project using virtualenv
Posted in: Christianity  — 
The consistent teaching of the Bible with regards to judgement day is that we will be judged and receive our eternal reward on the basis of what we have done...This does not mean that salvation is by works...