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Ian Douglas
Attended St Lawrence College, Kingston ON
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PyCon video on Flask development by Miguel Grinberg.
 
Here is the video of my #PyCon  tutorial on building web applications with Flask. Warning: it's almost four hours long!
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Not exactly how I'd planned to spend my weekend...
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Good Luck!!
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back to python/mongo for a side project, let's see how it handles ~500M rows of data
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alias python='python$(($RANDOM % 2 + 2))'
Drive a programmer crazy picking between v2 and v3.
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Great thoughts about free speech from someone within Mozilla about what happened with Eich.
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According to their bug tracker, App Engine should support naked domains (without a www. prefix, for example, just "http://domain.com"). Caveat: no https set, they're hoping to get that out in a subsequent release.
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The restaurant under our office is playing their music so loud, Google's Sound Search can correctly identify it through the floor.
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No, they usually crank it around this time of day, for the kitchen staff who want the music while they prep for lunch. I'd totally be fine for that, except we have probably 20' ceilings here, so they have to REALLY turn up the music so they can hear it above their own kitchen noise.

We usually just stomp on the floor and they turn it down, but that makes dust and junk fall from the ceiling into the food they're making. We've even brought their management up to our office a few times to show them how loud it is.
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Anyone out there have experience with unit testing a scenario when  a service is down like datastore or memcache, etc.?

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23004023/how-do-i-use-unittest-to-catch-capabilitydisablederror-exceptions

Google provides tutorials on how to mimic a service being down, but I'm not doing something correctly as datastore put() operations still succeed and exceptions like CapabilityDisabledError do not get raised, which means my tests fail.

Thanks for any assistance.
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Someone answered on Stack Overflow that since I'm using the High Replication Datastore, i'll never see the CapabilityDisabledError exception, so now I'm looking into quota-related exceptions.
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my 3yr old looked at this and said "I spy with my little eye, something ... helicopter-y"
 
Nice........
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what's the worst that could happen.  Hi power lines!
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Senior Web Developer/Architect/SysAdmin/DevOps from the Los Angeles area. Fluent in Perl, PHP, LAMP development, and learning Python in my spare time.

Husband, father of 2 boys, and full-time dork. Love paintball and darts.
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Grew up in an area of Canada that had sustained temperatures lower than -40F, and now the town doesn't exist any more. (search Google for "Pine Point, NWT")
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  • Frontenac Secondary School, Kingston ON
  • Bayridge Secondary School, Kingston ON
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Very friendly staff, but our breakfast order got "lost in the computer" and I've been waiting over forty minutes with two little kids, no refills offered or anything.
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