Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 22nd July 2009

Fancy Fast Food (via) “These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants.”

# 11:51 am / fancyfastfood, fastfood, food

Django 1.1 release candidate available. If all goes well, the final release will be out next week.

# 12:19 pm / django, python, releasecandidate

We all know that there's no fucking way in the world we should have microwave ovens and refrigerators and TV sets and everything else at the prices we're paying for them. [...] You want to "fix things in China," well, it's gonna cost you. Because everything you own, it's all done on the backs of millions of poor people whose lives are so awful you can't even begin to imagine them, people who will do anything to get a life that is a tiny bit better than the shitty one they were born into, people who get exploited and treated like shit and, in the worst of all cases, pay with their lives.

Fake Steve Jobs

# 12:23 pm / china, fakestevejobs

Webhooks behind the firewall with Reverse HTTP. Hookout is a Ruby / rack adapter that lets you serve a web application from behind a firewall, by binding to a Reverse HTTP proxy running on the internet (such as the free one provided by Useful for far more than just webhooks, this means you can easily expose any Ruby web service to the outside world. An implementation of this as a general purpose proxy server would make it useful for applications written in any language.

# 1:46 pm / comet, hookout, reversehttp, ruby, webhooks

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