Inklings: a tumblelog

What's New in Python 2.6

Of particular interest to me is the new per-user site-packages directory, and the new multiprocessing package.

How to use Google Code's code review tool

How to Write a Self Evaluation - wikiHow

Imperial Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interesting idea. I’m sure I can work this into an althistory.

RFC5261: Extensible Markup Language (XML) Patch Operations Framework Utilizing XML Path Language (XPath) Selectors

Awesome! This looks as if it solves the problems of XML patching, which is important for Atompub. It looks rather sane too.

The MD6 hash function (rough notes)

MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 12.4.4 SAVEPOINT and ROLLBACK TO SAVEPOINT Syntax

Would be useful for implementing something akin to nested transactions…

Techdirt: How Patents Have Harmed University Research


Pencil is a Firefox add-on to do GUI prototyping and simple sketching

Open big files and work fast

Let’s just say there’s a bit of third-party code I really, really hate right now.

ANSI Escape sequences (ANSI Escape codes) - VT100 / VT52

Design View / Andy Rutledge - Contrast and Meaning

Windows Refund from Dell - David O'Callaghan

I’m thinking of buying a new laptop, and this might come in useful. I’ve no real want or need for Windows.

OAuth Playground

InfoQ: Joshua Bloch: Bumper-Sticker API Design

pyinstall: A New Hope

Sweet monkey messiah! I hope so. easy_install is the nastiest thing about Python by far.

CSS Systems for writing maintainable CSS - Natalie Downe