Archive for 'technobabel' Category

Django on Shared Hosting

By scott - Last updated: Monday, September 28, 2009

The following is how I got Django installed and working from my home directory on a shared hosting account.  Your mileage may vary, however, depending on how your hosting provider does things.

MySQL cleanup

By scott - Last updated: Monday, May 4, 2009

I like to use my web hosting to experiment.  Every so often I have to clean up tables inserted into my database by whatever the web software de jour happens to be.  What follows is how I do this.  There are better and more interesting ways of doing what I do, but this works.

Remembering Birthdays

By scott - Last updated: Monday, April 20, 2009

I’m not very good about remembering birthdays, and when I do remember them, I’m usually too lazy to actually do anything about it.  Enter Google Calendar and a little python scripting. I created a calendar I can put everyons birthday on, and wrote a script that runs once daily and emails everyone who has a […]

Artificial Intelligence

By scott - Last updated: Thursday, November 29, 2007

I’ve been writing this post on the shuttle to and from work. It has been in the works too long now, so here it is, in complete, but at least started. Hopefully, I’ll address further key points in future posts. Humans are infinitely smart because we are intelligent. We can apply what we know about […]