Simon Willison’s Weblog

Tuesday, 27th November 2007

What do we call personal information management when it moves into shared online spaces? I asked myself that question, and the answer that came back was: social information management.

Jon Udell # 10:05 pm

Oxford Geek Night 4. Tomorrow night, usual venue. Topics include mySociety, Pylons, MythTV and more. # 9:04 pm

sorl-thumbnail. This looks like a decent attempt at a generic Django thumbnailing service, but I’m always wary of code that allows URL hackers to create large numbers of files that will be cached to disk. UPDATE: My mistake, thumbnail creation can only be caused by template authors. # 7:17 pm

I can’t help feel that BDD is a case of a bad idea spreading; the motivations for BDD are fine (a change in developer testing workflow), but the technique they use to try to reach the desired workflow is totally bizarre.

Ian Bicking # 7:16 pm

Jetty WebServer. Jetty 6.1 was the only cometd / Bayeux implementation I tried which worked out of the box. # 6:43 pm

Using django.newforms with Pylons. It’s always good to see Django components used outside of the framework itself. For the record, you can avoid the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable entirely using django.conf.settings.configure (search for it). # 3:01 pm

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