1. Darned Apache2

    Spent a really frustrating hour or two this weekend figuring out why Apache 2.1 wasn't working on vallista.idyll.org.

    The symptoms of the problem were that Apache would not serve static pages at all. I could serve dynamic pages (in fact, I "patched" my few static sites by …

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  2. Some advice on niche OSS projects

    A local friend asked for advice on her OSS project, because her boss is questioning the value of making things OSS. Here's my rambling reply, preserved for posterity:

    There are several de facto models of open source at this level (the
    small niche projects level, that is).
    The first is …
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  3. My final Web Panel proposal (submitted)

    I'll edit http://us.pycon.org/TX2007/WebFrameworksPanel as I update things, but here's the proposal I submitted:

    • Zope (?)
    • CherryPy (Robert Brewer)
    • TurboGears (Kevin Dangoor?)
    • Django (Adrian Holovarty?)
    • Pylons (Ben Bangert?
    • Quixote (Neil?)
    • Twisted web (?)
    • web.py (Aaron Swartz?)
    2 minute presentation by each representative, introducing:
    • point of framework …
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  4. Spammers are funny.

    So, I wrote a custom plugin called 'ocomments' that uses an SQLAlchemy- based database API to assign cookies to users who make comments. That way I can control who has automatic posting access (anyone who posts a sensible message, basically) and who doesn't. I can also toggle comment visibility on …

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