Ned Batchelder

Marketing factoid of the day: 57 varieties

16 June

The Heinz company has been using the slogan “57 varieties” for more than 120 years. But it was never factual. » more..

Corporations and open source: why and how

7 June

Here’s a really simplistic model: if you want someone to do something, you have to give them a compelling reason to do it, and you have to make it as easy as possible for them to do it. That is, you need to have good answers to Why? and How? (I don’t know much about marketing, but I think these are the value proposition and the call to action.) » more..

Why Python class syntax should be different

25 May

If you’ve used any programming language for a long enough time, you’ve found things about it that you wish were different. It’s true for me with Python. » more..

Tidelift

20 May

I’m a firm believer that open source software is woefully under-supported. The value people get from using open source far far far exceeds the resources they collectively put into the open source ecosystem. » more..

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Code

software I made

  • Aptus ·· a Mandelbrot set explorer
  • coverage.py ·· for measuring Python code coverage
  • hyphenate ·· for hyphenating words with the Liang/Knuth algorithm

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words I wrote

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