16 Feb 2005 FarcePest   » (Journeyer)

So much for hanging out more on Advogato.

I'll be speaking at the 2005 MySQL Users Conference on (what else) Python and MySQL. I haven't yet figured out how long I'm staying at the conference, though.

MySQLdb is now six years old and on version 1.2. There were some times when development was a little... slow. 1.2 was a nice milestone because I got to throw a lot of old Python stuff away, and I get to do it some more in 1.3.x.

A lot of the stuff on my home page has really started to rust and/or smell bad. In theory, I am a web developer of sorts lately, and my own site is unmaintained crap. Maybe, someday...

I did put out a minor update of adns-python. Just a few minor bug fixes, plus support for TXT records. Someone gave me the patch for TXT records years ago; I just never made another release. It could still be updated to use some of the newer Python memory API stuff, and I almost worked on it, but I decided not to break it for now. adns has only had two releases in five years, so I don't feel so bad. No new releases means it works, right?

HyperText is another bit-rotting project. I think a few people actually use this, though: Webware mentions it as a "Future" item, but development on Webware seems to have slowed down a lot, although maybe there is a little more going on lately. XIST credits HyperText for some basic concepts; I may have to give it a try for a project I have in mind.

I should push ZMySQLDA-2.0.9 out the door with minimal changes; it's only been a beta for 2+ years.

SQLORB is another bit-rot example. Last release in 2002, worked on it a little more, never released it. There are a couple of other competing (I use the word loosely) projects:

There are some things SQLObject does right, and some things it does wrong (IMHO). Maybe I'll elaborate later...
Another similar project I haven't tried.

I am golden brown and del.icio.us. I was skeptical about del.icio.us at first, but it's kinda growing on me. I also think at some point, there's going to be a big meltdown, so please don't use it, or it'll go the way of orkut (slow and crashy).

If you love or hate spam, visit my Random Spam Generator. Now with hideous CSS styling and RSS feeds! Are you making more money that ever? Offensive content guaranteed! I then decided to look out for someone whom I could introduce to the investor as someone who will administer the usage of the funds. some companies willingly give up their secrets and disclosed our money confidently lodged there or many outright blackmail. Later uses were in industrial applications such as petrochemicals, poultry & farming, printed -circuit board manufacturing and food processing applications. Machine is FREE!

I think that's enough for now. See you in three years!

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