Chatty customer service

I've found myself using chat support twice over the last week. (Which is kind of weird since I helped develop an online chat system a few years back and almost went to work for a online chat provider....) Anyway, one was useful, this one less so (I'm referring to the …

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My nerdy family

My sister started a blog recently. I'm very proud of her (and glad that she isn't using myspace). She's even Web 2.0ey, cause she does things like youtube. I guess I'm just outdated. She has posted a video of my brother John playing with mentos and diet coke.

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On the move! (Moving tips with U-pack ABF)

Long time no post. Been busy with a few things. One of them was moving to Utah. We were deliberating on how to move our belongings from California to Utah. Do the Uhaul thing and pull one of our cars? Pay for movers to do everything and just drive accross …

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Gems from Startupschool 2006

I was able to head up to my alma matter and attend most of Startup School today. Here's my "gems", I tried to note the themes that were common:

Joe Kraus (Jotspot)

  • Persistance Pays - (See Paul Graham below too)
  • "No false positives" - Will reject a number of possibly good candidates …
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How would you teach python to your co-workers?

I've been asked to throw together some impromptu sessions on python for some developers at work. So I'm asking the lazy (python) web what would/have they do/done? My current plan is to be in a lab-type enviroment (everyone will have a laptop/desktop). All attendees are already developers …

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Tips for Python code auditing

Tags; python, opensource

Caught this gem lurking on the Portage-dev mailing list. If you are doing a code audit of python code you would do well to follow these tips (courtesty Brian Harring, ex-gentoo dev). Sprinkle that with unittests, pymetrics and pychecker and you could have some fun spring cleaning …

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Howto create a basic screencast with Linux

Learn with me as I experiment with pyvnc2swf. Hopefully I'll have a short series of howtos on creating a screencast (including mixing sound and that sort of fun stuff). Also, this isn't really linux specific per se, but one of the only ways to do it on linux (on mac …

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