A quick thought … working with a lot of Django and Pinax at the moment, I’m seeing a lot of use of Python’s varargs. Functions that just take *argv, **kwargs I find I don’t like this. I want to see argument lists as explicit as possible. I feel uncomfortable and a bit lost. I feel […]

Smart Disorganized Philosophy #1 I’ve been on a Smart Disorganized Individuals tip for several years, now. Always writing software compatible with that philosophy. But what is the philosophy? What does this software mean? In this series I’ll start to make some specific notes towards that. Here’s the first. SdiDesk is wiki : a network of […]

Sometimes you need to take a step back from a problem, to see the forest for the trees. GeekWeaver was being held up by something that seemed a rather complicated knot; one that I’ve wrestled with a number of times but never really untangled to my satisfaction. So last night I decided to restart with […]

And I thought I was ambitious, trying to write a programming language! My friend Oli has decided to reinvent programming as we know it. Details are still trickling out via his web-site : Semantic Programming. And I’m in frenzied skype conversation with him, trying to figure out what it’s all about. In outline, it starts […]