Links for January 31st

By at January 31, 2008 | 8:30 pm | Print

These are my links for January 31st:

  • The Crackberry Times – Lifestyle suggestions for bright young things So, here’s the deal: each week we send you a free email giving you recommendations to get the most out of London. Aimed at young professionals like ourselves each week we suggest a cool bar, a good restaurant
  • Python Programming Language – Pollenation’s employees have been using Python for almost ten years. As a company, we decided to focus primarily on Python development in 2002 after becoming disillusioned with other programming languages.
  • Python Tutor Info Page – Mailing list – This list is for folks who want to ask questions regarding how to learn computer programming with the Python language. Python (http://www.python.org) is a programming language which many feel is a good first language, because it makes it easy to express t
  • The Python Papers – The Python Papers is a free e-journal, including industry and academic articles. We are proud of the diversity of content in our journal, covering Python User Groups from around the world, conferences and other events, open-source projects and the use of
  • Dive Into Python – Dive Into Python is a Python book for experienced programmers. You can buy a printed copy, read it online, or download it in a variety of formats. It is also available in multiple languages.
  • Electric Duncan: Django vs. Zope3, or “The Right Web App Dev Platform” – I was able to build a project from the ground up with z3 in two days — and that *included* learning curve. No kidding. Talk about rapid. I was stunned. In fact, after that experience, I emailed several close developer friends of mine as well as a few par
  • Lovely Systems webmachines ? Lovely Systems – Easy to use, on the edge and extremely lovely web technologies.
  • Zope3 lab developers portal: Announcing zopeproject 0.4 – zopeproject makes it easy to get started with a web application based on Zope eggs, zc.buildout and WSGI/Paste. If you’re not familiar with this world yet, zopeproject is your easy entry to it. If you are, zopeproject will save you lots of typing up the b
  • Zope 3 Sprint in Paris : starting the Z3 ECMS effort – I really would like to see you (all highly skilled participants) working hard together to create strong foundations for the ECM framework of Zope 3. I really think if all of us, coming from CPS / Plone / Silva / Zope Corp. succeed to join forces, we can c
  • Over My Head: Global collaboration – I’ve been wanting to learn how to use Zope 3, and Baiju is a Z3 developer who wrote an Z3 article which is becoming a book. I am doing a bit of editing for Baiju. My daughter is in school, and is teaching me the advantage of taking notes while reading, ma
  • Lowkster – Flirting with technology: More good words for z3 – Electric Duncan some more good things to say about zope3 or z3 here, this time it’s vs django. To a certain extent I do agree with some of the things mentioned in that article. At times I do feel that I am trying to bend django to my will when I was codin
  • Python Experts – Why They Do Python – A great article about python, perfect for beginners :)
  • Kirbi, a peer-to-peer library built with Grok | Nate Aune – Kirbi is a web application to allow anyone to turn their personal book collection into a lending library, making book sharing among friends and colleagues easier and safer. Kirbi was created using Grok, a web application framework based on Zope 3.
  • Hivurt – a new Zope 3 based CMS? | Nate Aune – Nate reviews a Zope3-based CMS called Hivurt and some of the components are already available on their SVN repository.
  • Lowkster – Flirting with technology: Installing zope3 – this short howto is meant for those who just dipped the big toe into the big zope pool and who are just trying to get their heads around the whole architecture.
  • I blog therefore I am (by Carlos de la Guardia) | Come the revolution, you may find yourself with no user base – Zope 3 aimed to be the replacement for Zope 2, and some very good developers underwent the task of taking all the lessons learned from years of Zope development and distilling those into a new version of Zope that also took into account modern development
  • SEO for WordPress | Joomla! | Drupal and Typo3 Free Information on Search Engine Optimization | – Educating people on how to use Open Source Content management system and improve their rankings. Because why build a website, share your knowledge and not being found by search engines…? So here is my site with loads of information in the mayor content
  • RavenCore: A Free Open Source Hosting Control Panel – The RavenCore Project is an Open Source hosting control panel aimed at making the most robust, secure, and reliable hosting software. And best of all, it is free!
  • Devon Community Supported Farming — [RC 1] – South Devon Community Supported Farming group (CSF): * Organises community crop planting, weeding and harvesting days * Offers other low or no-cost family-friendly events such as fungal forays, bug hunts and rural skills training events * Helps re-connect
  • openSubscriber – openSubscriber is a simple and easy to use mail to web gateway which provides tools for managing and customising mailing list subscriptions.
  • FOSK < Examdev < TWiki – The FOSK Certification will be a single low stakes entry level exam to test the FOSS knowledge and competency level of technical and non technical staff who are responsible for the day to day computer needs of Not for Profit organizations. This profession
  • Free and Open Source Software in the Voluntary and Community Sector – Home – This is the website of the ICT Hub Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) project, funded by the ICT Hub. Between now and March 2008 the project will be developing a number of key services aimed at strengthening t
  • kanalB.org — latest clip: 30.01.2008 20:58 — clips: 1.708 — user: 614 – A great multi-lingual (german) site with loads of direct action and independent media video clips
  • Carnival of Peer-To-Peer Lending – Home – This website is the home of the Carnival of Peer to Peer Lending, a traveling weekly showcase of the best blog articles about peer to peer lending. Take a look at the archives to find the latest Carnival near you.
  • Now or Never – radical thought on climate change and direct action – We hope that Now or Never will become a home for a wide variety of radical thinking on Climate Change. For the moment, have a look at what we’ve collected so far. A basic guide to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells you most of what you ne
  • lets – cc – openmoney – links to most current LETSystem and open money resources and also to almost all the legacy LETSystem materials
  • CEO’s bold experiment: Management by democracy – USATODAY.com – India is the world’s largest democracy, so it seems fitting that the New Delhi-based information technology services giant HCL Technologies is attempting what may be the most ambitious effort yet at installing a workplace democracy.
  • 20,000 wind turbines – plus a 15% rise in electricity bills – Times Online – The cost of household electricity bills is expected to rise by up to 15 per cent if Britain is to meet compulsory climate change targets announced yesterday. Under the European Commission?s proposed measures for renewable energy supplies and lower carbo
  • Climate change ?will lead to warfare over food and water? – Times Online – Climate change will have a long-term impact on the nation?s security as wars break out over food and water supplies around the world, a report said yesterday. Hundreds of millions of environmental refugees will seek new places to live, with many of them
  • The Associated Press: S. Africa Declares Electricity Emergency – South Africa will ration electricity, increase prices and encourage a switch to solar energy, all part of emergency measures now being undertaken amid power outages that have caused chaos and misery nationwide and threatened to choke economic growth. Neig
  • China Halts Coal Exports Amid Shortage – Forbes.com – China’s Transport Ministry ordered ports on Friday to temporarily stop loading coal for export as the country struggles to meet domestic needs amid mounting power shortages. The coldest, snowiest winter in decades has left millions of Chinese without heat
  • Warning That Rising Costs Make Livestock Production Untenable (from The Herald ) – NFU Scotland’s livestock committee, comprising sheep and beef farmers, has warned retailers that significant shortages of product are on the horizon unless prices improve. There is concern that farmers are set to sell their breeding stock as rising costs
  • Bruce Friedrich: Eating As If the Climate Mattered – Politics on The Huffington Post – the meat industry is “one of the… most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” and that eating meat contributes to “problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water s
  • SourceForge.net Launches Open Source Services Marketplace – ReadWriteWeb – Open source software development tools provider SourceForge.net, today officially launched their SourceForce.net Marketplace, an eBay-like online market for buying and selling open source services and support. The Marketplace has been in closed beta for t
  • RightsAgent ? – Define how your content can be republished using Creative Commons and commercial licensing options.
  • What is Peer to Peer Lending? » Money Smart Life – Have you ever gone to a bank in desperate need and been turned down for a loan? Have you checked into a bank loan and realized that the combination of the loan and the excruciatingly high interest rate will put you further in the poorhouse? Are you tired
  • P2P-Banking.com – Publishes information on Prosper and other P2P lending services
  • Peer-Lend.com » Peer-Lend: Peer to Peer Lending & Loans – A blog about peer lending and loans
  • Marketing Brochure – Open Souce Ecology – So, you want to build a village? Does a 2 hour work day sound good to you? Are you tired of pushing paper or making money for somebody else, so you only have weekends and rare moments to spare? What if you could eliminate all bureaucracy in your life, you
  • Main Page – Open Souce Ecology – This wiki is dedicated to the open, collaborative development of a basic and robust infrastructure for a Global Village economy, as embodied in the list of the 28 of the above products and services. Such a village is by design * one which promotes the hig
  • SellaBand – You Are The Record Company – The music industry is all about fences. Those who are on the inside, and those who are on the outside. SellaBand wants to break down all the fences. Everybody with a passion for music can be on the inside. It’s your music. It’s your choice.
  • About Open Engineering, LLC | Open Engineering, LLC – Open Engineering has always been a supporter of Open Source software and hardware, and whenever possible we try to make our projects as open as possible. Open Engineering has worked with several companies in the central Iowa community on projects ranging
  • Open Engineering Design : Weblog – With hardware it becomes clear that more than just the developer’s time is going to be needed in order for a project to be successful. This is “the problem of open hardware”. What is it that we need in order for open hardware projects to be successful? Ho
  • Great idea: BitTorrent for cars | Computerworld Blogs – The idea is to build peer-to-peer networks into cars, enabling them to receive, then pass along to other cars, emergency and other information. If there’s an accident that will affect traffic, for example, a police cruiser could enter that information int
  • brip blap » The Carnival of Peer-to-Peer Lending: 2nd edition – Welcome to the January 20, 2008 edition of carnival of peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending is a new but growing area for people looking for alternative investments. I?ve just recently started lending at Prosper, and I?m excited to keep learning
  • CarTorrent: Yes, Exactly What It Sounds Like – Most of us have heard about the P2P filesharing network BitTorrent, so when we present the term CarTorrent, you probably already grasp the concept. A UCLA project with big partners like BMW and Toyota, cars communicate through 5.9GHz wireless LAN over ran
  • P2P Blog – This blog is covering the business, technology and culture of P2P. It is maintained by Janko Roettgers, who has been writing about the P2P revolution since 1999. Roettgers is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles and a regular contributor to OE1 ORF
  • Now showing, social causes on YouTube- Hindustan Times – A powerful 30 second film on domestic violence by Jagori, a Delhi-based voluntary group; a fun-filled video of kids at Ashraya, an NGO for street children in Pune; a black white video on loneliness of the elderly by Helpage India ? all showing now on yo
  • Welcome to CrowdFunder – CrowdFunder is an innovative fundraising website for people who need a simple and effective way to raise money for personal reason, organizations or global causes. Simple and secure, CrowdFunder’s easy format enables individuals and groups to harness the
  • CrowdFunder: The Power of the Crowd in the Community on PSFK – CrowdFunder is a great new site that helps individuals raising money within their communities by uniting people with common interests. The concept is pretty self-explanatory and follows the power of the crowdsourcing model: a little money x a lot of peopl
  • RightsAgent: Syndicate Your Content For Money – Perhaps there are other competitors in the space of New Media DRM, but this is one that actually looks like it both caters to our unique sense of ?fair use? while still offering the ability for independent content producers to get some cash in hand fo
  • All (User-Generated) Content Doesn?t Want to Be Free: A Q&A with Cambridge Startup RightsAgent About Its New Approach to Copyrighting | Xconomy – RightsAgent is rolling out a way for creators to still be liberal and open about sharing their work, while at the same time collecting money for certain uses of it.
  • Is something fundamentally wrong with Wikipedia governance processes? » P2P Foundation – The Wikipedia is often hailed as a prime example of peer production and peer governance, an example of how a community can self-govern very complex processes. Including by me. But it is also increasingly showing the dark side and pitfalls of purely inform
  • Workplace Democracy and Collective Consciousness: An Empirical Study of Venezuelan Cooperatives by Camila Piñeiro Harnecker – the revolutionary process that Venezuela embarked upon in 1999, known as the ?Bolivarian Revolution,? is challenging the core liberal tenet that narrow self-interest is the immutable human condition.
  • Techworld.com – Linux makes for greener computing – The UK Government reckons that servers with Linux installed are greener than those running Windows. Advertisement That’s because, according to a report by the Department of Government Commerce about Open Source Software Trials in Government, open source s
  • John Riddell, “People’s Power in Venezuela” – “If we want to talk of socialism,” says Argenis Loreto, “we must first resolve the people’s most urgent needs: water in their homes, accessible health care, easy access to housing.”
  • Camila Pineiro Harnecker, “The New Cooperative Movement in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Process” – The cooperative production model has increasingly come to define the development strategies of the “Bolivarian Revolution.” In its August 2005 report, SUNACOOP registered a total of 83,769 cooperatives, with more than 40,000 cooperatives created in 2004 a
  • Center for Citizen Media – This is the website for the Center for Citizen Media, a new initiative aimed at helping to enable and encourage grassroots media, especially citizen journalism, at every level.
  • Middle Class Lifeboat – Home Page – A recent Gallop Poll showed that 63% of Americans, no matter what their economic circumstances, consider themselves upper or middle-middle class. And they are feeling burned out and under financial pressure. Middle-Class Lifeboat is a comprehensive guide
  • Basic Income – A matter for individuals by Christopher Houghton Budd – In this paper basic income is considered as the monetary counterpart of basic needs, something that cannot really be implemented unless a distinction is made between money and credit (alluding to Rudolf Steiner?Äôs ideas of purchase money and loan mon
  • Organic farmer Jay Martin on community supported agriculture | Global Public Media – Jay Martin of Provident Organic Farm in Maryland talks to GPM volunteer Brian Magee about the nuts and bolts of practically implemented community supported agriculture (CSA). Martin also consults for LESSON, Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable/Organic Network
  • Rare Albion by Christopher Houghton Budd – The crucial events of our time – from monetary policy to pension funds, from triumphant capitalism to anti-globalization groups – are all woven into an allegorical tale about an imagined land where everything described is based on fictionalized fact.
  • Centre for Associative Economics: Associative Economics – With its many and wide-ranging implications for modern economic life, associative economics places human beings at the centre of all economic processes. Our capacity to be both free and responsible means we can make conscious what is otherwise left to the
  • Christopher Houghton Budd: Welcome – Dr. Houghton Budd’s work has two goals – to contribute to the metamorphosis of capitalism and to overcome the reputation of economics as a dismal science. The main themes of his work entail looking into the more subtle aspects of economic and monetary his
  • cola (aka idst, jolt, etc.) – cola ? combined lambda/object architecture cola (aka Idst, Jolt, the SODA languages, &c.) is an ongoing project to create a springboard for investigating new computing paradigms. Everything in it is late-bound, the intention being that any paradigm (exi
  • The Smart Partners Hub – THE SMART PARTNERS’ HUB IN LONDON Provides facilities for Smart Partners when they are in London. Garden Room Description: A quiet and peaceful working room or a place to share ideas and experiences.
  • Meeting rooms central London | Office space central London | Training rooms central London – The Hubworking? Centre are convenient business and meeting venues, located in the heart of the City of London. One location is situated less than 2 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station and the other location is situated less than 2 minutes walk fr
  • Police Act Review Wiki | Main / Home Page – A wiki Act was launched in September 2007, as an innovative way to capture public views on what a new Policing Act might look like. We got an overwhelming response, especially after news of the wiki spread internationally. The cyber conversation stretched
  • Main Page – Croquet Consortium – Croquet is a powerful new open source software development environment and software infrastructure for creating and deploying deeply collaborative multi-user online applications and metaverses on and across multiple operating systems and devices.

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