30 days of Paleo, day 2

Day 1: Exercise:  Today is a rest day. I will be doing about an hour of drumming this evening. Nutrition: Breakfast: 1 scoop of Wheybolic (20 grams of protein), green smoothie (apple, blood orange, spinach, dandelion), coffee. Handful of raw cashews, Emergen-C (sore throat) Lunch: Coconut water, roasted asparagus and carrots, 8 medium shrimp Afternoon: Lemon tea (herbal), green tea, about 3 oz of chicken, 3/4 cup of squash, 1 medium avocado. Dinner: salad with balsamic vinaigrette (home made), grass-fed top round beef. Notes: Kind of feeling tired today, but I believe most of it is due to a sore throat. I was … Continue reading 30 days of Paleo, day 2

Last day of PyCon 2010

Today is the last day of PyCon 2010 and I am waiting on the next talk to begin.  I’ve learned so much that, at times, I thought my head might just explode.  Sessions run until 5pm, with Open Space sessions often running past 10pm.  There are so many really smart people here and it is easy to get caught up in a conversation with someone you met just moments ago. I think coming to PyCon may have been one of the best things I have done for myself in some time.  It’s truly and amazing language and coming to a … Continue reading Last day of PyCon 2010

Testing in Python – PyHam Presentation – Jan 2010

This past Thursday was the first official meeting of the Birmingham Area Python Users Group (PyHam). I volunteered to do the first presentation, which was an overview of unit testing frameworks in Python. I thought the presentation went very well. I’m very interested in testing, and know that I should be, but getting started can be the hardest part. It was very interesting to hear the take others have on the subject and to hear most everyone else admit that they feel the same way I do. The biggest lesson I took away from the meeting is to always make … Continue reading Testing in Python – PyHam Presentation – Jan 2010

First official PyHam meeting planned and pyilydtk as a Django app.

The first planning meeting for the new Python Users Group went really well. Our first official meeting will be January 21 on the campus of Birmingham Southern College. I will be presenting a talk on “An overview of current python testing frameworks”. I’ll mostly be discussing unit testing frameworks, however I plan to discuss coverage tools as well. I’ve reworked pylilydtk a good bit and I’ve integrated it into my drum group website as a Django app! You can now generate rhythm scores directly from the site. I have more features planned, such as a students section, requiring a login. … Continue reading First official PyHam meeting planned and pyilydtk as a Django app.

Announcing the formation of the PyHam, the Birmingham (AL) Python Users Group.

In an effort to better connect with other python developers I decided it would be a good idea to form a Python users group in Birmingham. There aren’t many of us, that I personally know, but hopefully this will bring everyone out. I’ve volunteered to discuss testing frameworks because I want to learn more about them. I’ve used Nose some, but no where near what I would like to know. I’ve also volunteered to discuss Django and demo the Out of the Darj website code. It’s pretty simple, but it shows how powerful and easy Django can be to use … Continue reading Announcing the formation of the PyHam, the Birmingham (AL) Python Users Group.