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Mar
23

Things I should have known about Python #1

After the whirlwind that was Pycon 2011, I’ve started trying to learn as much as I can about Python.  I’ve even stumbled upon the Python subreddit gem.  I was reading this which pointed me to this, and came across a few things (of the many out there) I didn’t yet know: In the interactive interpreter …

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Mar
21

Things I need to remember about Python #1

dicta.update(dictb) DOES NOT RETURN ANYTHING. It modifies the dictionary in place, so if you do dicta = dicta.update(dictb) dicta will now be None. Thanks brain. Let’s hold onto this.

Jan
08

PyCon Talk Declined

There is constant talk in every dev social group about the lack of not just diversity, but more specifically women.  This especially applies to women speakers at cons.  There is so much talk about how we never even try to give talks.  One of the problems is, there isn’t enough encouragement or support when the …

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Nov
03

Way to go SanFran!

I was listening to NPR this morning and heard about a ban passed in San Francisco that removes toys from and limits the caloric content/fat distribution in Happy Meals.  I’m excited about the ban, but it is sad that it takes legislation to stop being able to feed our kids awful awful AWFUL foods.  People …

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Nov
02

PyCon2011 Proposal

So,  Warren and I submitted a proposal to do a talk on Evite’s service publisher.  It’s better known as Nudge.  In true Monty Python spirit, the name was taken from this sketch: Monty Python: Nudge Nudge So, Is your service a “goer,” know what I mean?  I’m kind of excited!  I hope we get picked.  …

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Oct
21

Some pointers on not annoying your users…

At my job we recently started the open enrollment window.  This year, it involves a helper app called David.  David is a flash app that is supposed to help you figure out what your yearly costs will be with each plan offered so you can make the best decision for you and your situation.  It’s …

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Oct
14

My mom is adorable…

nuff said!

Oct
10

CicLAvia

Today is 10/10/10 AND: We pulled the bikes down off the wall, dusted them off and took them outside.  Cy, Blair and I started at 7th & Flower and rode over to MacArthur Park for a Gatorade pit stop and to pick up some CicLAvia t-shirts.  We then rode over to 4th and Virgil and …

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