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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)
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...b836a557afccb2

"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:
http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/200...or-Curmudgeons

Textual watermarks with Python Imaging Library:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/gniemeyer/10279.html

The new Python Cookbook is out of date already:
http://42.blogs.warnock.me.uk/2005/0...ycom_onli.html

Thunks for nothing:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...2bc755d5be3f62
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...4f746b8b4d76ea

A tutorial for building a simple to-do list application using WSGIKit, SQLObject, and Zope Page Templates:
http://wsgikit.org/docs/TodoTutorial.html

What can WSGIKit do for you?
http://blog.ianbicking.org/what-can-...o-for-you.html

The Participatory Culture Foundation's desktop video player - video
over BitTorrent:
http://www.participatoryculture.org/

Next-generation distributed version control:
http://www.bazaar-ng.org/

Will LAMP eclipse Java?
http://news.com.com/2061-10795_3-5663085.html

Does the fact that Python 2.4 is built using VC++ on Windows give us
a problem?
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...91ce5a9541221c

Look up IP addresses by country:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/zestyping/111325.html

Python 2.3.2 for PalmOS:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...fb02adafe3f7b5
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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
http://www.python.org
Notice especially the master FAQ
http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html
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.
http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/P...grammersWeblog
http://www.planetpython.org/
http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...ython.announce

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.
http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
http://www.python-in-business.org

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.
http://www.pythonology.com/success

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.
http://www.python.org/psf/
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
http://www.google.com/groups?as_usub...python%20patch

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS
http://python.faqts.com/

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
http://python.de/backend.php
For more, see
http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjournal.com and ed****@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
http://del.icio.us/tag/python

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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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
Sc***********@Acm.Org
Jul 19 '05 #2

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