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Centralized Ansible Management With Knockd + Auto-provisioning with AWS

Ansible is a great tool. We’ve been using it at my job with a fair amount of success. When it was chosen, we didn’t have a requirement for supporting Auto scaling groups in AWS. This offers a unique problem – … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a “python shop”?

Python developers: Do you call your team or business a “python shop”? If so, what do you mean? If not, why not?

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StringList – Is It A String? Is It A List? Depends On How You Use It!

At my job, I had an API problem: I had a object property that could contain one or more strings. I assumed it would be a list, some of my users felt that [‘value’,] was harder to write than ‘value’. … Continue reading

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Node.js Vs Twisted – A SCRUM tool built in both: Introductions, First Opnions

The short version: I want to evaluate┬ánode.js and Twisted frameworks by building the same tool with both. The scope of the two frameworks is nearly identical. This presents the somewhat unique opportunity to create a single client user interface that … Continue reading

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Purely Python: LSB-Compliant Init Scripts

I’ve recently been writing a large number of Linux Sys-V style init scripts, to control how services are started upon system boot (or terminated upon shutdown). I’ve chosen Python over shell script as my language of choice. I’ve dug into … Continue reading

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Mercurial: It’s What’s For Dinner

Mercurial 1.1 is out and contains a bunch of new features. One of my favorites is the new graph view in the web interface I’ve been using Mercurial for a couple of months and I really have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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What have I done? (website screen captures/thumbnails in python and a lot of shell commands)

The trials and tribulations of hand-rolling my own website screen capture thumbnail (aka snap shot) maker using some command line tools and a lot of sweet python glue Continue reading

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