Tag Archives: quality

Why I don’t like reverse and {% url %} in Django

Django has a feature that allows you to look up an url based on a function name and arguments. Here’s how it works:

The idea behind urls.py is to separate urls, which are not supposed to change (because someone may have bookmarked them, there might be links to the page, etc) from implementation (views.py),… Read More »

Offline Enabled Webapps And Open Source

I’m currently working on a rather simple Todo list application intended to meet the requirements I outlined earlier. I’m developing this as an offline-enabled webapp and while I haven’t gotten very far (don’t try it, it barely satisfies the most elemental requirements), I have some interesting observations to make: First, the app is currently 100%… Read More »

Style As Communication

A couple weeks ago I read an article. I don’t remember the title, links, topic, or most of the content of the article; indeed, I likely should never have read it. I would have forgotten it altogether except one suggestion that you should ensure the signature on e-mails sent from your blackberry or iphone says… Read More »

The Lost Art Of Proofreading

I am an amateur proofreader; I would like to be a professional proofreader. To date, however, all my work has been volunteer and includes several MSc theses, a few academic papers, numerous Arch Linux newsletters, and two unpublished novels. I enjoy the process of proofreading, of axing unnecessary words, of caressing, cajoling, or cursing the… Read More »