I had to learn Python this week for a little project at work. (OK, I guess I didn’t have to learn Python, but it seemed like the best tool for the job.) Just for reference, here are some key sites, if you’re going to try to pick up Python:
I’ve also found that the Python 2.1 Bible is a decent book to get started with.
My coffee maker died this week, after about 15 years of daily use. Assuming Krups still makes good stuff, I suppose I can justify the cost of this thing. While I’m waiting for it to show up, I can still make espresso with the old machine, so I should be able to get myself out of bed and off to work without too much grief until then!
I got tired of trying to back up my 80 GB hard drive to 15 GB tapes today, so I ran out and bough a 120GB Maxtor OneTouch. Much faster and easier.
I just finished watching the last three episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Good golly, that was weird. I’m going to have to pick up the movies now, and see how they portray the end of the story.
The Very Secret Diaries of various Lord of the Rings characters. Very funny.
THere’s a nice series of sci-fi movies coming up at the Walter Reade Theater. And, yep, I’ve got a cold. Hopefully, it’ll be gone by Christmas.
Urk. I’m getting a runny nose and a headache. I better not be getting a cold just 4 days before Christmas!
Check out phpmac.com for information on running PHP on a Mac.
I’ve just started playing around with PHP a bit, since there’s a chance we’ll need to do something with it at work. Everything else we’re doing is ASP.NET, but we’re outsourucing something that’s liable to be done in PHP. As usual, I’ll probably end up supporting it after it’s delivered. I’ve got nothing against PHP, but it sure would be nice if I didn’t have to learn yet another scripting language!
Slashdot | New Battlestar Galactica – Worth a Series?
I actually liked the new Galactica. As an ongoing series, I could see it going either way — either falling into cliche and gimmick quickly, or maintaining an interesting storyline with evolving, complex, characters. Who knows?