Duck Typing for Mock Objects

Wikipedia defines Duck Typing as:

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Authenticating Requests for the Phanfare API in Python

Phanfare has decided to implement authenticated requests in a way that feels a bit clunky in design and a bit tricky to figure out how to get working as it isn't well documented.

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Phanfare API Versions

This past weekend I found myself getting a bit frustrated in working on pyphanfare in that as I was referencing the documentation for the the API, I clicked on a link at the bottom of the page that said "API" and got a different document describing a slightly different API with a completely different authentication scheme.

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Making Money: "Not Rocket Surgery"

David Heinmeier Hansson from 37signals talks about making money with a web application.

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Link: Shell Scripting Tips

David Pashley writes a good post on various tips on making a more bullet proof shell script.

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Semi Automated Code Quality Checks

I am nearing completion of my first milestone release for pyphanfare where the definition of done equals a working method for each API method published by Phanfare. There will no doubt be optimizations and improvements in the small python library after this point, but want to get it functional first.

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Relocated Projects: Google Code to GitHub & Lighthouse

A while back I made a move to GitHub from Google Code only to switch back when discovering I didn't have a way to track work items (among other things).

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The history Meme

Been seeing this meme going around and thought "why not?":

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StudioNow and Sony Creative

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Wireless Starbucks

I was pleasantly surprised to learn yesterday that I no longer had to pony up the $10 for day pass of WiFi access at my local Starbucks. AT&T DSL customers, of which I am, now can login with their DSL account/password to get free unlimited access.

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