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Portland Day 1

By David Ascher, July 24, 2006

Quick summary from the first day in Portland in pre-OSCON days: It's hot Already had good Thai and very good Sushi It's interesting how using laptops during a roundtable discussion can be a Good Thing if everyone is low-key about...Quick summary from the first day in Portland in pre-OSCON days:

  • It's hot
  • Already had good Thai and very good Sushi

Heading off to Portland!

By David Ascher, July 20, 2006

A bunch of us are heading off on a road trip to OSCON 2006 in Portland next week for the usual: meeting like-minded folks, talking to old friends, making some new ones, and showing off new code. Specifically: Komodo 4...A bunch of us are heading off on a road trip to OSCON 2006 in Portland next week for the usual: meeting like-minded folks, talking to old friends, making some new ones, and showing off new code. Specifically:

Vancouver Python Workshop coming up!

By David Ascher, June 26, 2006

Once again, Vancouver is going to be the home of a Python conference. As detailed here, Paul, Brian et al. have put together a great-looking conference. See you there!Once again, Vancouver is going to be the home of a Python conference. As detailed here, Paul, Brian et al. have put together a great-looking conference. See you there!

Sorry about that...

By David Ascher, June 14, 2006

We had some unfortunate downtime on some of our download servers early this morning. We're in the middle of transitioning our servers to a new, much better system, designed for increased availability and higher performance, but there are growing pains...We had some unfortunate downtime on some of our download servers early this morning. We're in the middle of transitioning our servers to a new, much better system, designed for increased availability and higher performance, but there are growing pains involved in getting things configured "just right".

Still Tcl'ing!

By Jeff Hobbs, June 13, 2006

As I was pondering the subject matter with which to fill up some blog space under my name, an internet colleague recommended that I reflect on what has kept me enamoured with Tcl after all of these years. Good idea,...

As I was pondering the subject matter with which to fill up some blog space under my name, an internet colleague recommended that I reflect on what has kept me enamoured with Tcl after all of these years.  Good idea, I thought.  Little did I know what a trip down memory lane it would lead to ...

Lick(,) the Frog!

By Jeff Hobbs, June 13, 2006

It's about time that I cracked the cover on this thing ... so, welcome to the blog with the frog! What is with that frog anyways? Well, it's the latest logo incarnation for ActiveTcl . Tcl traditionally had the feather...

It's about time that I cracked the cover on this thing ...

Congrats to Tim and Lauren!

By David Ascher, June 12, 2006

Congratulations to Tim and Lauren! It's nice when nice people have kids, and it's always nice when birth happens according to plan.Congratulations to Tim and Lauren! It's nice when nice people have kids, and it's always nice when birth happens according to plan.

New blogging policy in effect

By David Ascher, June 12, 2006

I'm going to try small, frequent posts. You've been warned.I'm going to try small, frequent posts. You've been warned.

Ok, time to do this blogging thing seriously again...

By David Ascher, June 12, 2006

For a few months, I really dropped off the blogging wagon. Too much real-world stuff to do. But now that that's calming down a bit, I feel it's about right to get back into it. And boy, is it hard....For a few months, I really dropped off the blogging wagon. Too much real-world stuff to do. But now that that's calming down a bit, I feel it's about right to get back into it.

And boy, is it hard.

"Old timer" memories, per Guido's request

By David Ascher, June 7, 2006

Guido asked a bunch of us "old-timers" for our first memories of our involvement in Python. I did a little digging in Google Groups, and I was a bit stunned by what I found. My first post in comp.lang.python (although...

Guido asked a bunch of us "old-timers" for our first memories of our involvement in Python.

I did a little digging in Google Groups, and I was a bit stunned by what I found.  My first post in comp.lang.python (although I was using the python-list [at] cwi [dot] nl at the time) was about emacs and used regular expressions: