I have just released Jep 3.1 on PyPi. Get it now: pip install jep.

Teradata is big in the data warehousing world, but it has horrible support for all of my favorite platforms. I've been thinking about writing a native Python DBAPI 2.0 driver for Teradata. I have to use this database for work, and I'd like to have first class Python support on all my platforms (OS X and much more modern Linux distributions than they support).

Randall Degges wrote about his ketogenic diet about a month ago. I'm not going to pretend to know much about diet, but the more I read about it the more sense it made to me.

Because I can never find it when I want to, here's how to quickly format a US dollar amount:

>>> from decimal import Decimal
>>> '{:,.2f}'.format(Decimal('12312123.1231212'))

This is for Python 2.7 and above.

Thanks, Raymond!

There aren't enough examples online of Fabric scripts as used in the real world. The documentation is good but a real example is always better.

Google might disable an account for a number of reasons. Accounts may be disabled because Google requires real names or because an algorithm decided an account was being used to spam. Accounts can be locked and users are left at the mercy of Google's weak customer service.

I have ported this site to use Hyde, a static website generator written in Python. I had been actually running a static version of my Django blog for sometime (using wget mirror), but Hyde does a great job of making generating a new site, links and templates very easy.

It's been a while since I removed the old monkey patched import function from Jep. I finally got around to adding a nice import hook, so now stuff like this works without breaking things like numpy:

This site (and accompanying backend for NameDropper ) went down about 4am PST this morning due to a Linode outage .