The Guardian makes subscribing fun


After I left Twitter, I decided to start paying for news. So I subscribed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. (And I've been subscribed to Talking Points Memo for about five years.) I'm enjoying paying for journalism and being better informed. I read all three sources online or on my … Continue reading The Guardian makes subscribing fun

Changing my PyCon badge


Since registering for PyCon 2017 back during the early bird registration, I've changed jobs and stopped using Twitter. Here's my classy fix to the badge.

Python 3


Helping my company migrate everything to Python 3. Righteous! And we'll update everything else, including Django, when we do it. If only an updated Python Essential Reference was available... I'd buy it for every developer. I can't hassle David anymore since I left Twitter. 'Tis a shame. I could send him email and text messages, … Continue reading Python 3

I’m happier and more productive without Twitter


I recently left Twitter. I'd had it up to here with the fake news and trolls. I enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and exchanging brief observations about our lives. But on balance I felt it wasn't enriching, and instead was a source of negativity and anger. After having been off Twitter for 10 days … Continue reading I’m happier and more productive without Twitter

M-x Twit && PyCon


If you use Emacs and Twitter, give TwitteringMode a try.  It won't replace your favorite client, but you can easily follow a list without leaving Emacs and do most things (reply, RT, etc.) with it. No image posting, but it can optionally display avatars. Just registered for PyCon 2015. Yee haw!  

Lots cookin’


My work is going well. We released a substantial pre-alpha of our product, and the first reactions are positive. I can't say more than that, except to say that we're now in a slog to reach the next release, which, if all goes well, will be somewhere between an alpha and a beta. Time will … Continue reading Lots cookin’

I learn about news events mostly from Twitter


I had a revelation this morning: I learn about news events mostly from Twitter. This seems obvious, and almost natural, in hindsight. But even three months ago I didn't expect this. I grew up on newspapers, like everyone else in my ahem age bracket. By 2002, I was getting more news from web sites, and … Continue reading I learn about news events mostly from Twitter