Simon Willison’s Weblog

Saturday, 21st October 2017

Porting my blog to Python 3

This blog is now running on Python 3! Admittedly this is nearly nine years after the first release of Python 3.0, but it’s the first Python 3 project I’ve deployed myself so I’m pretty excited about it.

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github-dashboard (via) Nice little self-contained example of a React app with no build step by Shing Lyu. # 5:23 pm

Minimal React.js Without A Build Step. React is pretty dependent on a build phase, to handle things like JSX compilation. This is fine for most projects, but sometimes I just want to hot-link react and react-dom from a CDN and knock out a quick self-contained mini-application. Shing Lyu points out that this is much easier if you ditch JSX in favour of direct calls to React.createElement(). # 5:20 pm

Goldberg’s machines are always described as useless and my machines are too. But they both made us enough money to live off, which is quite useful. Also making people laugh is useful, a lot more beneficial than many ‘serious’ advances in technology like yet another new computer operating system. My aunt Lis, who is very religious, describes my arcade as my ministry.

Tim Hunkin # 2:39 pm