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Small Values of Cool

Simon Brunning - stuff that I find interesting

Published: 2008-10-08T13:18:28+00:00


London Python meetup today


It's the London Python meetup this evening. See you there!...



At my new client site, everyone has an picture of themselves to stick up on the story wall to show whatbn we are working on. Here's mine: What do you...

Photo Meme


If I must. Instructions: Take a picture of yourself right now. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing....

Trickle Down Economics?


It's trickling down now, all right....

Off to PyCon UK


See you there. I might even see one or two people at my talk, if I'm lucky. Though since I'm clashing with Simon Willison, I don't expect many. BTW, we...

Django 1.0


Congratulations to everyone involved in getting Django 1.0 out of the door. Great job....

Apress eBooks


Buy a book from Apress (such as the superb Definitive Guide to Django) and you can get the PDF version for a fiver, so you can keep a copy on...

My Work Here is Done


I was just called over by Ken and Grant to help them with a problem that they were having with the unittest/Mox test suite that they were putting together, written...

Welcome, Simon!


Welcome to the Guardian, Simon! I only wish I'd still be there when you started, but I'll be gone by then. :-(...

London Python meetup, September the 2nd.


Time for another London Python meetup, pre-PyCon UK 2008. PyCon UK 2008, at which I find myself the "Session Chair Team Captain", God help them. Given how rubbish I am...

Epic Fail


My Mac died again a month or so ago - another HDD failure. Not a problem, I thought - new disk, restore from Time Machine, sorted. Only my Time Machine...

Python Mock Frameworks


Given that I'm speaking on Python mocking shortly, I thought I'd better dig through my accumulated bookmarks and see what I'm missing. PyMock is what I've been using up till...

Goodhart's law


Via "Let's set a new standard" I discovered Goodhart's law. I've long been arguing, err, OK, ranting that the setting of targets in an organization is usually counter-productive, because people...

Also Scary


My PyCon UK talk hass been accepted. It's even considered notable!. ;-)...

Pissed as a Newt?


Pissed as a newt - look who's number three!...