July 19, 2011

The death of Sean Hoare, whistleblower

Posted in Society at 06:53 by graham

The News International phone hacking scandal is the case of a British tabloid’s staff hacking into several thousand people’s voicemail, over a period of at least six years.

They listened to voicemail of the 7/7 terrorist attack victims, politicians, a murdered schoolgirl (including erasing some messages, leading the family to think she lived), the British Royal Family, various celebrities, and other journalists.

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July 7, 2011

Contributing to Django: quickstart

Posted in Software at 06:01 by graham

Instructions on how to setup a development environment to work on Django core, for example to review proposed patches, and prepare your own.

pip and virtualenv

Make sure you have pip, virtualenv, and virtualenvwrapper installed. On Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
sudo easy_install pip
sudo pip install virtualenv
sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper

Edit your .bashrc and add this line ABOVE any mention of /etc/bash_completion

source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh

Close your terminal and re-open.


Create a virtualenv for your Django development, and switch into it (your prompt should change):

mkvirtualenv --no-site-packages django-dev

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