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Ian Ward

Consulting
Boxkite Inc.
Software
Urwid 2014-02-09 (1.2.0)
Speedometer 2011-12-08 (2.8)

Writing
Moving to Python 3
2011-02-17

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Urwid Applications
2012-11-14
Urwid Intro
2012-01-22
Unfortunate Python
2011-12-19
Django 1.1
2009-05-16
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Django 1.1 Layers
Posted on 2009-05-16, last modified 2009-05-19.

This is the text from the Django 1.1 talk I gave on Friday May 15 at Algonquin College for FOSSLC's Geocamp/Summercamp 2009.

I have tried to format this in a way that is well suited to skimming and easier to access from the web than reading the original slides. If you find this useful, please let me know.

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Tags: Django Ottawa Software Python FOSSLC


LWN article on Alternatives to SQL Databases link
Posted on 2009-04-16.

I have written a third article for LWN.net: "Alternatives to SQL Databases". If you're not a subscriber, check back in a couple weeks when it will be free for everyone.

Tags: Software Linux LWN.net


Urwid Lightning Talk (PyCon 2009)
Urwid Lightning Talk Slides (PyCon 2009) link
Posted on 2009-04-06.

I stood up in front of a few hundred PyCon attendees in the afternoon of March 28 to deliver a short lightning talk on Urwid. I have now posted the "slides" from that talk in the urwid-contrib repository.

The video of my talk is available on the PyCon site if you don't mind waiting for the video to load half way (I couldn't get seeking to work from here). The video quality of the presentation is poor, however, so I would suggest running it yourself it you're interested.

This is how you can get it running on your computer:

hg clone https://excess.org/hg/urwid-contrib
hg clone https://excess.org/hg/urwid
ln -s ../urwid/urwid urwid-contrib
urwid-contrib/pycon200903.py

The slides use Urwid's new 256-colour support and palette setting features. The latter is only supported by xterm, so for the full effect be sure to run it with xterm.

Tags: Urwid Software Python


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Django talk at FOSSLC Summercamp/Geocamp 2009 link
Posted on 2009-03-31.

I will be giving an introductory Django talk at The Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre (FOSSLC) Summercamp/Geocamp 2009 Conference. The conference is taking place on May 13, 14, and 15 at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and early bird pricing is available until April 5.

Tags: Django Ottawa Linux Python FOSSLC


Posted on 2009-03-13.

This is a maintenance release that adds compatibility with Python 2.6 and fixes a number of bugs.

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Tags: Urwid Python


Ottawa Python Authors Group Meeting link
Posted on 2009-03-08.

The Ottawa Python Authors Group is having a meeting tomorrow (Monday) and Michael Soulier will be presenting talks on concurrency in Django, and an Introduction to Git. It has been a while since the last meeting and this promises to be a good one.

Tags: Django Ottawa Git Python


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Debian/Windows Printing HOWTO Updated for Lenny link
Posted on 2009-03-08.

I received a small update to my Printing with Debian and Windows Mini-HOWTO for the Debian 5.0 "Lenny" release. I am pleasantly surprised that it still works after all these years, with only a minor modification.


Posted on 2009-03-08.

This release fixes a number of bugs in the 1.5 release:

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Tags: Django Templayer Python


Pycon 2009
Pycon 2009 link
Posted on 2009-03-03.

I have a chance to attend PyCon again this year and I hope to grab one of the lightning talk spots this year to promote Urwid. Either way I will post my presentation showing some of the newest features.

Tags: Urwid Python


Posted on 2009-02-13.

This release improves Django 1.0 integration with shortcuts for creating views, emulating templates, and displaying forms. The tutorial now includes Django examples, and new HTML markup functions were added.

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Tags: Django Templayer Python


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