As of Monday, NICTA’s Queensland Research Lab will be located at UQ. Here’s the address: Queensland Research Laboratory Level 5, Axon Building (47), Staff House Road, St Lucia Qld 4072 PO Box 6020, St Lucia QLD 4067
Today I discovered Diigo. Diigo is a bookmarking tool like del.icio.us, only, in my opinion it is vastly superior. Instead of just bookmarking, you can select a chunk of text in the page, and attach a sticky note to it. When you return to that page later on, there’s your sticky note waiting for you. Read more about I’m a Diigo convert[…]
I’ve got some time to work on the context manager today, and I’m listening to some stuff as I code. Here’s a sample: Also check out The Get Out Clause and this video. It was made by requesting CCTV footage through the Freedom of Information act (apparently). Update: Here’s the “Paper” video clip inline:
When you’ve spent years coding pretty much everything in Java, it’s hard to break out of the Java way of doing things. It means that you tend to forget that other languages might have things called closures, for example. Here’s how a closure looks in Python: lambda x:dosomethingto(x,anothervariable) The neat thing is that this closure Read more about Rediscovering closures and nested functions[…]
Forget my previous entry about mod_python. Just use mod_wsgi. It compiles without issues on the Mac (unlike mod_python, which is why I made a binary available for it), and seems to be the future for Apache/Python integration. See Graham’s comment on my last entry.
In case anyone’s interested, I’m making available a pre-built universal binary of mod_python 3.3.1 for Apache 2.2.8. I’m running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 and Python 2.5.1. The DMG contains an installer package, and it will try to install mod_python to /usr/libexec/apache2, which is where the other apache modules are usually located. Use at your Read more about Mod_python for the Mac[…]
Newsflash: Python would be okay if whitespace wasn’t meaningful beyond separating tokens. List comprehensions are kind of nice.
This is bizarre. Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM and E! was doing an interview of Jennifer Garner and Laura Linney at the Oscars when Gary Busey interrupted the interview and kissed Garner on the neck. The next day, Busey calls Seacrest on his radio show and, well, I’m not going to try to explain it. Read more about Gary Busey: bizarre[…]
Karen came across a fantastic online book store called The Book Depository. Its prices are highly competitive. But the best part is that they offer free shipping worldwide. We’ve already ordered five books from them: That’s Not My Puppy; That’s Not My Lion; Dear Zoo; The Art of the Start; and Programming Collective Intelligence. They Read more about The Book Depository[…]
Proceed with caution: Ricky writes about fashion! Lately I’ve noticed that I tend to dress differently for work depending on what I’ve got on my agenda for the day. Knowing that I’ve got something particular to do on a particular day is an improvement on the past for a start, and I put this partly Read more about Dressing for work[…]