ODFapper 0.04 for Django on Unix

I’ve pulled the most common bits out of the Django views where I had rendered ODFs before and have the itty-bitty beginnings of an ODF handling/rendering library started now. “Library” is a bit of a stretch, since its only a few functions and a Bash script, but it abstracts the most mysterious/tedious parts of ODF […]

Packing/Unpacking ODFs: Now Automated

I do lots of automated ODF rendering using framework data from AOW, Snap and Django. Its a pain to keep it straight, so I’m slowly extracting the common bits. The most annoying and easiest to distill is the basic process of guarding against clobbering something else in the filesystem, getting all the files out, reformatting […]

Language Preachers: A Language’s Worst Enemy

Nothing crushes a language’s chance at becoming popular like the activities of its political and religious agitators. It doesn’t matter if the situation of the language is that its on the rise, on the decline or on the rebound. Language preachers suck, always. The only chance a language has for a successful PR campaign is […]