(Almost a) Change in plans

On Friday, I decided to work on website using the django framework. Well, after spending most of Friday evening trying to get mysql installed, I started again on Saturday morning.  I decided to use an alternative database, like PostgreSQL or sqlite3 (again).  But it was not to be.  After several hours trying to get my…

Poorly named functions, part 1

As I’ve started learning python, one thing I appreciate is the reasonable naming of functions.  One name that has *never* made sense to me in PHP is “explode.”  You couldn’t tell it from its name, but this is not a function that blows up your scripts.  Rather, it breaks apart a string on a certain…

Women Who Code hack night, more surfing, etc.

This Thursday I attended the Women Who Code (SF) hack night at Manilla, which was a lot of fun.  There were a lot of neat coding ladies there, and we got to learn about Manilla, which I will try out as soon as I have time to get it set up.  Having a way to…