Uniden and the disposable phone (TRU-8885-2)

My wife or I have recently had the experience of interacting with the customer service folks of 3 different companies. I'd like to share my experiences here for a few reasons:

  • To draw attention (both good and bad) to the companies treatment of their customer
  • To allow others to make …
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Pycon2006 Tutorial Recap

I attended the tutorials the first day of Pycon. The first one I attended was Python 102. I guess I figured it would be more like 302, so there wasn't much new. Since I'm still basically programming in the 1.6-2.2 era I thought it would be good to …

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The missing Pycon presentation...

This screencast should've been a presentation at Pycon. It does a relatively decent job comparing and constrasting J2EE, ROR, Zope, TG, and Django.

I talked to a handful of people at Pycon who said they would've enjoyed a panel discussion with the web framework creators discussing pros/cons and future …

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Mashupcamp - Recap

Here's my recap of Mashupcamp. My definition of a mashup hasn't really changed since the camp has ended (for some reason I thought that it would). I would define a mashup as a webpage consuming non- native webservices (sprinkle liberally with googlemaps) which may be screenscraped or proxied.

One notable …

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Gentoo on IBM Thinkpad R52....

I recently bought a Thinkpad R52. The first thing I did was install gentoo. So far I'm pretty impressed. The R52 doesn't have fancy features, but it has all the basics. I was deliberating whether to wait for the core duo laptops to come out and just getting a laptop …

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