Saturday night we had the first PyCon Starcraft II Tournament. This was a joint effort between myself and Daniel Lindsley, with the help of Christian Metts, the PyCon organizers (Doug Napoleone in particular) and lots of open source software.
16 competitors from unranked through platinum competed for next-to-nothing in prizes.
We ended up writing a bit of custom software to assist. We also started on Tuesday, so it was rougher than I would have liked. It's all up on github.com/issackelly/sc2tourney.
I promised some players that the first matches would be geared to be even. This ...
If you're writing your models with Django and not using migrations, that's crazy.
South and Nashvegas are two options for managing your migrations (really the only two I've ever heard of in practice). I use both, almost daily.
Nashvegas, is far and away the newer and lesser used. It doesn't do backwards migrations at all, and migrations are DB specific (although, much SQL is close enough that you can still use many migrations on other databases). That being said, it does one thing really well that south doesn't touch: your whole project.
South is ...
The idea behind geektime is to fit the seconds in the day into 4 bytes (65536 geekseconds in a day, instead of 86400 old seconds).
This, initially seems like the musings of a sleep deprived geek, and, it possibly is. The stroke of genius in geektime is that it implies a timezone (UTC).
Days are just marked as an ascending date from Jan 1 (in UTC).
Djangodash is this weekend. It started at 0x0E0 0x3580 and it will end on 0x0E2 0x3580.
There is no longer confusion, or the possibility to skip over the quantifier (UTC -6...actually UTC -5 ...
I've been writing at kellycreativetech.com/blog lately, (ok, once) and this has been largely abandoned.
We're working on some very cool things:
A new version of our killer software Servee on top of the excellent platform Django.
Some excellent volunteer management tools (albeit a bit under wraps for now)
and ShotBlox [blogs for photographers]
Too busy to write here. It's probably going to turn back into a personal site, as I've quit doing individual consulting and contracting in favor of working through KCT.
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.