Using Markdown with Django 1.7

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Markdown is great. As a formatting language, I find it to be pretty much unparalleled for speed and ease of syntax. Not having to think overly hard about style allows you to focus purely on the quality of the content.

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5 Tools That Made This Site

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Having a personal website is pretty useful. Not only does it provide a constant source of entertainment and tinkering - there's always something not quite right about the implementation or the pixel height of the navigation bar - it also acts as a platform to put forward ideas. After a couple of months of having no fixed online abode (most of which was spent loitering on Twitter), I decided that it was time to reestablish myself. This was particularly prompted by two pieces of good fortune: firstly, that the Peruvian government has seen fit to offer two-letter domain names; and secondly, that jw.pe was mercifully available.

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Compiling CoffeeScript in Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

JavaScript is an incredibly useful programming language. Even though most of my code is written in Python, both at work and in my own projects I often make use of JS for a variety of purposes, mostly client-side logic. However, since I’m so used to lovely Python syntax, I prefer to write my JS code using CoffeeScript.

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The Wonders of Sublime Text 2: Package Management

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Sublime Text 2 is my favourite editor for coding. Admittedly, my experience with editors is far from exhaustive. I know that there are many exciting editors and IDEs available to the modern programmer, many of which I haven’t explored. However, I have been using Sublime for a long time - the better part of a year - and it has yet to let me down in functionality. If you’re sick of Notepad or TextMate, and not quite prepared for the vim learning curve, you should definitely try it out. With a free, time-unlimited evaluation copy available, there’s no reason not to.

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Create vs Consume

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I spend an unreasonable amount of my time reading Hacker News articles. When I open my browser, muscle memory has me typing “hackern” before I even realise what’s happening. I’m doing it right now - while writing this blog, I’ve already alt-tabbed and read a couple of links. And I’ve only written 50 words...

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