Teach me py.test (Haecksen miniconf, Tuesday)

I didn’t manage to go speaking-free for LCA2013 after all, because I have volunteered to help out my roommate Brianna Laugher with the py.test presentation in the Haecksen miniconf. The plan is that we will do “Teach me py.test” along the lines of Steve Holden’s “Teach Me Twisted” session at PyCon 2008 (see Catherine Devlin’s report). The idea of the session is that I (genuinely new to py.test, although not to either Python or to unit testing in general) will hook my laptop up to a projector and learn how to write tests in py.test, with Brianna teaching me. We … Continue reading Teach me py.test (Haecksen miniconf, Tuesday)

Gain world-wide fame and adoration*

WordPress has an annoying feature of its spam handling, namely that it shows you the entire spam content in the spam comment interface (where one must venture in order to rescue legitimate comments). This is how it works: look at first line of spam, agree that it is for sure spam scroll down scroll down … scroll down oh good, here’s definitely-spam message #2 scroll down… Two things that would help: a WordPress plugin that reduced spam to short expandable excerpts an update to the Akismet Auntie Spam Greasemonkey script to make it work with current versions of WordPress Consider … Continue reading Gain world-wide fame and adoration*

A petty rant

See the title? Consider yourself warned. OK, geek culture. I am ambivalent with claiming particular things as being geeky or not in the first place, because half the time I fall outside it. (I’m not a night person, I don’t especially identify with or even like cats, to give some trivial examples.) And if it excludes me, it must be wrong. Duh. But perhaps we should claim being petty and pedantic. Here’s my line in the sand: you do not count discrete things starting at a zeroth thing. Well, if you do, I say it’s not geeky. There’s a sort … Continue reading A petty rant