Birch Street Computing -

about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a local company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun.

I am an avid user.

My 2010 website refresh


So I finally got to a point where I could no longer stand the software I wrote to generate this website. So I redid it, it has a significantly simplified core and I swapped the old Zope-Style page templates for the jinja2 templating library. I like Jinja and I've been doing a lot of Django stuff at work, so it makes sense for me.

I also use some standard library modules where I had been using custom code before. It is always an interesting experience to learn about something like that, a little bit deflating though. :-)

I don't write the code for this site for any other reason than fun. I get to learn a bit and keep coding at my own (snails pace) schedule. Now that the code is all nice and shiny I wonder if I'll have to write more often, not that I'm promising myself anything.

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