Lateral Opinion's greatest hits
Since this blog just broke the 100K visitors barrier yesterday (although it had about 150K more when it was lateral.pycs.net), it's a good time to revisit some of the old stuff that was somewhat good.
So here are (IMVHO) the best ten things I remember writing in this blog in the last 7 years.
This article describes a cool (again, IMVHO) way to implement DB-backed apps using PyQt. It's short, working code and you end being able to create neat stuff. I liked it, noone else did.
Be a good lamarckian froggy
It has it all! Evolution theory (theories)! It pretends to provide insights into FLOSS! Movie-critic-like quotes in the comments!
best blog i've read in a long, long time.
Rapid Application development using PyQt and Eric3 ... in realtime!
An original premise, a semi-useful app written, got good reviews. I still like it, but sadly it's not a format that ages well, since you can't update the tutorial for newer versions of PyQt.
Squid authentication via POP or IMAP
It solves a real problem, does it elegantly, and I still am installing it.
Shared: Narnia, The Da Vinci Code is Broken., Kong at dawn, Matrix Revolutions, Troy (not McClure), Double feature at the Electric
I sometimes try to "review" movies in an oddball way. Please read them if you saw the movies. I think I made sense.
Skeletons of stories that won't ever be written.
I have no idea why I wrote it, but I still like it.
Too sentimental, but hey, I did feel that way.
The subtitle is "Shameless explosion of nerditude." and it is that. I am at the same time very ashamed of writing it, and rather amazed by it.
The Linux Booting Process Unveiled
One of my most popular articles. It's even cited as a reference on Linux booting in Wikipedia! (I edited it because they had the link wrong, though). It was even copied without atribution a couple of times.
A Modest Usability Improvement
Other articles had more links, more views, or more comments, but this article inspired the creation of two new apps that are much better than what was around before I wrote it, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So, check it out, then use Speedcrunch or Abakus instead of kcalc (or wincalc).