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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 18)

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QOTW: "Darn. I finally say something that gets into Quote of the Week,
and it's attributed to someone else!" -- Greg Ewing (we think)

"If there were something wrong with the API, Guido would have long since
fired up the time machine and changed the timeline so that all would be
as right as rain." - Raymond Hettinger

"Get real. I can't imagine using anything so complex." -- Scott David
Daniels, in response to a suggestion to try (1j-1) as a counting base
Continuations for Curmudgeons:

Textual watermarks with Python Imaging Library:

The new Python Cookbook is out of date already:

Thunks for nothing:

A tutorial for building a simple to-do list application using WSGIKit, SQLObject, and Zope Page Templates:

What can WSGIKit do for you?

The Participatory Culture Foundation's desktop video player - video
over BitTorrent:

Next-generation distributed version control:

Will LAMP eclipse Java?

Does the fact that Python 2.4 is built using VC++ on Windows give us
a problem?

Look up IP addresses by country:

Python 2.3.2 for PalmOS:
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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
their results.

For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."

Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

Python FAQTS

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

The online Python Journal is posted at
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welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work. presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

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Simon Brunning wrote:
"Get real. I can't imagine using anything so complex." -- Scott David
Daniels, in response to a suggestion to try (1j-1) as a counting base

Oops -- once again I get credit for someone's response to my post. (I
was the "try (1j-1)" poster).

--Scott David Daniels
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