Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NVIDIA drivers when upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy

This mysteriously stuffed up on my system. The key, it turned out, is that there is a new package name for the nvidia drivers. The old package is not replaced during the upgrade, nor does it totally fail. It just doesn't work right.

The key is to turn off the proprietary driver, then turn it on again. This will trigger the de-installation of the old proprietary driver and the installation of the new package.

Monday, October 29, 2007

ExtJs and Python

It appears that extjs ( is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Since Python is also the greatest thing since sliced bread, they must be the same thing.

My goal is to start using a Python backend to support an extjs frontend application of some kind. I'd love to hear from anyone else who has used extjs, especially if they have tried to integrate it into a Python web framework.

I'll keep readers posted as I continue development of this application. It is likely to be very slow development, however, as I need to juggle a number of other responsibilities.


First Post -- Newsgroup/Blog integration

As Editor-In-Chief of The Python Papers, it is not always appropriate to blog everything I would like to the official blog. I have decided that I need another blog. Everything that goes in is said with my Editor-In-Chief hat on. Everything said on this blog is said with my own hat on.

I also ran, but am no longer commenting on philosophical issues.

One thing which I'd really like is the ability to link my blog posts with a newsgroup. It would be rather awesome if everything I blogged here would get posted to comp.lang.python, and all replies to that message got left here as blog comments. That would be tres cool.