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PyCon

By , March 19, 2009

Title: PyCon
Location: Chicago, IL
Link out: Click here
Description: We wouldn't miss PyCon 2009--and neither would over 1200 other Pythonistas. With over a week of Python-related activities--including two days of tutorials and five days of sprints--it's a massive event and massive gathering.
Start Date: 2009-03-25
End Date: 2009-04-02

Tags: events, python
Category: ActiveBlog, events, python

Pixelmator

By Trent Mick, March 13, 2009

In the bright pre-recession days of 2008 I, and a bunch of my co-workers,
bought into MacHeist: get a bunch of Mac OS X apps
for about $30. One of those apps was Pixelmator.

Pixelmator is basically a lite Photoshop-clone for Mac OS X. Some thoughts on it:

It’s sexy. Popup-notices when undoing actions. Cute tool pallete
(especially like the [...]

In the bright pre-recession days of 2008 I, and a bunch of my co-workers,
bought into MacHeist: get a bunch of Mac OS X apps

hyperlinks in Komodo 5.1.0b1

By Trent Mick, March 13, 2009

We released Komodo 5.1 beta 1 yesterday! Get it here:

www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads

Please try it out and give us your feedback:

emailhttp://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
bugshttp://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
forumshttp://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo

This is the third release of Komodo 5.1
on the way to a planned final release very soon (hopefully within a week or
two). Here are a few goodies in this release. (See my previous posts about the

Ethics, Tools, Skills, Opportunities: let's talk about the future of the web.

By , March 10, 2009

I'm pleased to announce that the Vancouver PHP Association is hosting a second Open Web Vancouver conference this spring. The conference will be taking place in the shiny new West building of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre this June 11th and 12th.

We haven't opened registration yet, but we are of course taking talk submissions this here along 4 themes:

Over to the Vim, er, 'dark' side

By , March 10, 2009

Long story short, I'm doing a lot more web dev / sys admin work, and this necessarily involves logging into a lot of machines and editing text files in a terminal, using vim. After a week of flailing around with my then-very-limited knowledge of vim commands and usage, I spent some time one weekend geting a *LOT* more familiar with it. I am proud to say I've increased my knowledge TEN-FOLD!! ( to 1% up from 0.1% ).

Setting up Komodo Edit for Drupal development

By , March 6, 2009

Here at ActiveState HQ, it seems like I am doing more and more Drupal development. We've been using Drupal for a long time for various things, starting with some internal tools I developed to make customer service a bit easier.

Some AppleScript / Terminal.app integration

By , February 28, 2009

For a long time I've used various iterations of some AppleScript to open a new tab in first iTerm and now Leopard's Terminal.app to open a new shell tab to the current directory visible in the Finder. The grand-daddy of these is of course Marc Liyanage's 'Open Terminal Here', and I still use a slightly hacked version of it.

Quite a while ago a started looking at how to run AppleScript commands directly from Komodo to do similar things. This is the result:

Find highlighting and Linux/x86_64 support in Komodo 5.1a2

By , February 27, 2009

We released Komodo 5.1 alpha 2 a couple of days ago (shame on me for not
announcing until now). Get it here:

www.activestate.com/komodo/downloads

Please try it out and give us your feedback:

emailhttp://listserv.activestate.com/mailman/listinfo/komodo-beta
bugshttp://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Komodo
forumshttp://community.activestate.com/products/Komodo

This is the second release of Komodo 5.1
on the way to a planned final release around mid-May. There are a few goodies

CakePHP development with Komodo screencast

By , February 26, 2009

Our handy blog-and-twitter scanning script coughed up this post over at pseudocoder about using Komodo ( his version is Komodo 4 ) for CakePHP development. Head on over to view Matt's screencast ( warning, the volume is a bit high on the video ) which features none other than my very own CakePHP extension for Komodo. Awesome!

SciMoz in Firefox 3 as an extension.

By , February 26, 2009

I just noticed that ActiveState community site member nanomir posted a picture of SciMoz / Scintilla running in Firefox 3: