Steven C. Wilcox


One Year Anniversary in Ham Radio

12/22/2015

It was exactly one year ago that I received my call sign, KM4GRA. Looking back on it all, it’s interesting to think about all I’ve learned, accomplished and also failed to accomplish this past year.

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Five Random Advanced Python Fundamentals

10/28/2015

I offered to answer a PyNash Q&A Night question about advanced Python fundamentals. I’m sure everyone will have a different view of what’s advanced and also what falls into the category of something every Python dev should know. I humbly present my own flawed list of advanced fundamentals and links to reading up more about them.

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DjangoCon 2015

10/06/2015

Of the conferences I’ve attended, none has been as useful to my professional skills as DjangoCon. It’s not like the results are earth-shattering, but as I look back at how I’ve incrementally improved, I often trace back origins of the improvements to something I picked up or heard about at DjangoCon.

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@swilcox


11/10/2016
03:19 PM
Sometimes I use max_length=255 on db strings just because I'm old-school like that.
10/06/2016
12:31 PM
I keep buying backpacking stoves. There's a part of me that must think I'll actually go hiking/camping if I just buy more stoves.
09/26/2016
01:18 PM
In my personal experience, I've decided naming things is much harder than cache invalidation.
09/07/2016
05:24 PM
the python language is usually "right" and logical in its approach to things... but the meaning of "else" on a for loop just feels wrong.
08/23/2016
10:44 AM
Realized the other day, I took 2 years of French in high school. I know more Spanish now than I know French. Esta es la vida.