This is a pretty niche scenario, but if video games taught me anything…
My company already set up tastypie and its ModelResource classes. Everything was great, and like true idealists we knew that one day we would want to power our own frontend AJAX (auto-completes, datatables, big SelectMultiple widgets, etc) with our own API. [...]
For the benefit of the internet-wide knowledge base, I discovered that about the time Optifine moved to version 1.5.1 A5, I became unable to use Minecraft. The symptoms were intensely strange. The game would start like normal, run at max frames per second for a second or two, and then slam to a dead stop [...]
For most uses, the .tm_properties file itself serves as an environment setup, and for other uses, configuring certain static variables directly in Preferences will solve your environment variable problems.
But if you have secrets and you’ve used system variables in /etc/environment or ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist, you may have noticed that TextMate 2 was ignoring them [...]
Dropping an image file onto a page and catching the event is pretty straightforward. We used to think the only way to [...]
The url naming scheme in tastypie is kind of unguessable for someone hoping for an easy ride.
To find the names for your current version (I doubt they’d change, given the miniature rant below), you would be best served by checking out the source, at tastypie/resources.py in the method called base_urls (make sure [...]
Response to June 2012 article: http://warp.byu.edu/site/content/1100
The article is coming up on its first birthday, but it’s on the web, and I found it by mistake while searching for an unrelated topic.
The argument of the author, a teacher of Java, was that the Django urlconf system is too verbose and [...]
Several of the more complex programs I try to execute from a TextMate command don’t uniformly echo their output the same way. This frequently led to programs behaving nicely in a chain of stream-processing bash commands (like sed), but some of the output was mysteriously missing.
Suddenly, as the script ends, a bunch of extra [...]
While designing an HTML output, I’ve discovered at least one horribly, soul-punishing, tormenting behavior that probably made a part of me die inside.
While echoing output to the HTML window, if it encounters the following, it will be outright blank, with no explanation whatsoever:
<html><head><link type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” href=”$PATHNAME” /> …
Infuriatingly, the document goes [...]
Chrome packages its own Flash implementation (“Pepper Flash”), which is unfortunately horrible at the moment. I ideally agree with the steps the Chromium team has taken to implement their own Flash that isn’t vulnerable to the host of exploits found in the Adobe version, but it’s completely unbearable right now. It gives me anxiety attacks [...]
Using Macports on OS X is beautiful, but sometimes when you install a library, it does something unexpected. No so wholly wrong that you think the creator is stupid, just messed up enough to detour you for 20 minutes while you figure out what happened.
I like to keep my list of install ports short—I’d [...]
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