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Tired of Old Religions

February 17th, 2008 · Posted by Hugo · 5 Comments

Here follows a relatively worthless blog post… just some arbitrary technical ponderings. I really should split this into a different blog. Blogs need to maintain focus. Probably better to take a short break than to mix in some irrelevant stuff?

I’m currently growing a little tired and weary of this blog’s current discourse on religion. (In part, the atheists do tire me. Or rather, I tire myself, by starting and climbing into debates I’m not really interested in. Somewhat of a pity, as I’m more interested in helping on the other side of the fence.) But anyway, maybe I should spend more time dabbling in other religions that my mind like so much…

Amongst others, the religions I currently practise include Emacs, Python, Ubuntu and WordPress. I have neglected C++ and Java, but intend to return to pay my dues some time soon. At that point, the church of Emacs might ex-communicate me for dabbling in Eclipse. (The following are banished to the world of forgotten religions: Visual Basic 3 *gasp*, Turbo Pascal, and Delphi 3.)

Despite having mostly joined the Ubuntu camp, Debian still receives some of my attention. DOS is dead, long live DOS. As much as I would like to forget Windows exists, peer pressure will be forcing me into attendance again all too soon.

While doing web app development, I have journeyed on the path of Quixote, playing a little with SQLObject, but mostly sticking to pure psycopg. has recently disappointed me, now I’m shifting my hopes for a better future to CherryPy3 or possibly Paste. Or on a higher level, TurboGears (uses CherryPy3), Pylons (uses Paste) or Django. For another database back end option, there’s SQLAlchemy. Oi. It’s so tempting to just find some authority figure to listen to for all the answers, providing that ever elusive freedom from choice.

Lastly, I’m still drawing up plans for the church of mengelmoes. This may eventually sound a death knell for WordPress in my too-much-thinking corner of the web. I’m considering trying out Durus or ZODB as a backend.

Just two real priorities right now though: get decent authentication hacked into my current web app, and get video streaming working right.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hugo // Feb 17, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    That summarises technical diversions. I’m also thinking of picking up the violin or playing piano again. As if I have time. I should probably spend more time socialising. And less time writing stuff like this comment.


    Now back to work. (Web app with a couple of headaches.)

  • 2 Bad Ben // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Bliksem ja. Bra jy moet meer uitkom. Ek frikin spandeer ook t eveel tyd op jou blog. eosh. Ek verstaan wat jy bedoel oor argumenteer met ateïste. uitputtende stuff. flip veral burgs soos gerhard_11. eish.

  • 3 Hugo // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Ek moet net hierdie friggen over-time kontrak jobbie uit die pad uit kry.

  • 4 Bad Ben // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    bliksem ja…daais breek mens. Hoktoe overtime.

  • 5 Tim Mills // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I can certainly agree on the Emacs, Python, and Ubuntu religions – all three have received regular homage from me through most of my PhD. Well, Ubuntu only recently, but Linux throughout.

    I think I may have just persuaded a friend of the truth, power, and majesty of scripting – now I just need to extend her ambition to include shell and Python scripts, and her conversion will be complete.


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