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Category Archives: Programming

On becoming an expert

On becoming an expert (and creating stuff you want)

Programming is a complicated yet noble profession

“I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on software, tools, books, and equipment that tell me what I want to hear — that programming is a complicated yet noble profession which involves mastering lots of technical details and being plugged into the latest technology. But programming is helping people, not any of that stuff.” […]

Isolating python installations with virtualenv

I write code for linux servers with diverse packages. Python2.5 is no longer available in Ubuntu Lucid. Thankfully, Felix Krull is maintaining a repository: