Archive for March, 2012

I got a new job recently which requires me to move across several states, so I have decided to sell a few of the Python programming books I’ve bought the last few years. For some reason, eBay’s search is broken at the time of this writing, so I’ll just list what I’m selling here with direct links to the pages. If you’re in the market for some new or gently used Python books, then this is a good time to buy. I’m starting all the book auctions at 99 cents.

I’m also going to be selling some other stuff on there, like an Android tablet, a car stereo receiver and probably some of my DVD collection. This link is supposed to list everything I’m selling, but so far I can only get it to list two items.

The PyCon USA talk videos are finally starting to come online. You can check them out here: http://pyvideo.org/category/17/pycon-us-2012. I’m wondering why they chose this over the miro site that they’ve been using for the last few years. Maybe someone in the know can comment on that.

I noticed the streams I linked to seemed to be pretty hit or miss, so hopefully this will work better for those of you who missed out on PyCon like I did. Enjoy!

For those of you who didn’t know, Convore is out and it looks like Disqus is in: https://pycon.disqus.com/

I thought Convore was pretty interesting last year, although there were some minor issues. I’ll be interested to hear what people think of the disqus system compared to convore though.

I saw on Twitter that you can watch a Livestream of PyCon here: http://streamti.me/

It seems to work and there’s even a Twitter feed along the bottom of the site. Check it out if you didn’t make it either!

In case you didn’t realize it, PyCon has officially started today in Santa Clara, CA. Sadly my organization was too slow footed to secure a ticket for me, so I won’t be there to report on what’s going on this year. Instead, I’ll try to post links to other people’s blogs so you can get an idea of what it’s like there. You can also follow along on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/pycon. Finally, the PyCon blog seems to be staying fairly up-to-date with fun announcements. Hopefully next year, I’ll be able to return to PyCon and give it some live coverage once again.