Archives of Python

Brighton Python Meetup (Oct 29th)

John and I are organising another Brighton Python meet for the evening of Wednesday Oct 29th (Upcoming for details). [photo by southtyrolean] We threw one months back along with Paul Silver’s The Farm freelancers, we filled the The Hampton Arms with close to 60 geeks IIRC.  The pub is a 15 minute walk from Brighton […]

PyCon UK 2008 Write-up

We’re heading towards the end of the afternoon from a great weekend’s worth of PyCon, Right now Ted Leung is giving the key-note on Dynamic Languages.  JavaScript’s acceptance and speed improvements is being high-lighted, Ted seems to have some worries about JavaScript’s continual growth. Yesterday we had Mark Shuttleworth‘s key-note on how he wanted to […]

Next £5 App meet, Brighton, Thurs 18th Sept

Our next £5 App meet is coming up on Thursday 18th Sept (not Tues!), this time we have 20 minute presentations for: Chumby+Python hacking by John ‘Groundbreaking movie production’ with ASwarmOfAngels by Matt Arduino for physics display hacking by Seb Locomatrix GPS Gaming by Richard “How not to launch a web app” by Dan on […]

Learning Python via ShowMeDo

Every now and again it is useful to look back at what’s been achieved – ShowMeDo started three years ago and we considered ourselves lucky if 1 Python video was contributed a month.  Now we get several whole series each month!  Often each series is information-laden and created by a competent screencaster.  Viewers learn very […]

£5 App Write-up (6 demos at our Demo Camp)

What a fab night!  I counted 46 people which makes this possibly the largest event we’ve thrown – thanks to all for attending.  Sponsored beer, live Qik video, 6 great talks and lively post-event pub conversation – who could ask for a better evening?  Josh made this rather excellent panoramic view of us all: Each […]

TurboGears caching decorator released (thanks John!)

John has just published his TurboGears Caching Decorator.  We’ve been using it on ShowMeDo for the last 6 weeks – our cpu usage dropped from 60%+ on our shared box down to <30%. Currently we cache the main pages for 1 hour, these ought to be extended to ‘forever’ since I have a good cache-expire […]

Python Demos in Brighton @ £5 App Demo Camp

On the evening of Tuesday July 8th (upcoming) we’re having a Demo Camp in Brighton as the new format for our regular £5 App hack/story evenings.  Everyone is welcome, we normally have 20-40 people, London Python folk are especially welcome. The current 6 talks (2 for Python – woot!) are: ‘Google Maps + GPS + […]

Looking for A.I./Python Consultancy Work

I’m now on the look-out for some interesting A.I. or Python related work in the South-East.  An interesting challenge involving Python around Brighton/London could be quite cool.  My skills and experience are listed on my MorConsulting work site. I have some more time on my hands as I’m winding-back my involvement in ShowMeDo (the video-tutorial […]

Moving to WebFaction

Yesterday I moved my blog to WebFaction from GoDaddy.  The process was mostly painless, it tooks a few minutes to configure GoDaddy’s DNS system to point at WebFaction and it took over two hours for my domains to work properly at WebFaction (due to global DNS updates), but otherwise was painless. Currently I’m running this […]

£5 App Demo Day on 8th July (1 demo-spot left)

We’re trying a new format for the next £5 App event, it’ll be an evening Demo Camp (barcamp.org) where 6 people get to demo something cool or start-upy. We’re looking for an even split between neat-geek and new-startup (preferably bootstrapped or angeled startups, no shiny-suits for sure). Mark you attendance in Upcoming as usual (and […]