Posts by Ross Patterson

Endorsing Conventional Commits

Consider adopting a VCS commit message convention, Conventional Commits has made me a better developer.

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Reproducing Deployments with Docker-in-Docker

Debugging deployment issues locally by falling down the Docker-in-Docker (DinD) rabbit hole.

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Docker Gotchas I’ve Encountered

Time to share the snags/gotchas I’ve run into developing and deploying with Docker containers.

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Reflections on TTW Programming from the Future

Playing with IFTTT and Zapier has me remembering the TTW programming fallout and debate.

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Using Directories for Sphinx Pages

Creating Sphinx pages as ./foo/index.rst has a number of benefits over ./foo.rst including path consistency and organizing content.

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Feeding ABlog to Social Media

@nabobalis released my contributions to ABlog to support automatic social media posts for new posts.

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Emerald Sprint Report Out

Merging versioning and and constrained types into Dexterity near Beautiful Seattle.

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prgmr.com VPS: “We don’t assume you are stupid”

Excellent, affordable VPS service done in a way that feels very much like participating in an open-source community.

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POSKeyError During Commit

A terrifying tale of ZODB errors that only showed during the hardest time to debug.

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WSGI apps on IIS

iiswsgi provides a WSGI server providing a FCGI gateway to IIS and setup.py commands for distributing apps as WebPI packages

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Looking for Projects and/or a Team

I’m available for work and am interested in contract/consultant projects or a position with a team.

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Plone lands on IIS!

Help me test a new GUI Plone install on Windows and IIS.

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Python Web Apps on IIS

Can Plone work better on Windows? I have a working proof-of-concept with Web Platform Installer, Web Matrix and IIS Express that may improve Plone’s installation story. Help me get it out the door.

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Plone Sprints East

I’m going to Plone Sprints East, a sprints event with a symposium thrown in for flavoring.

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Cioppino Sprint 2012

I’m so glad this Bodega Bay, CA sprint is becoming a tradition

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PyCon 2012 Talks

A bit about my experience at my first PyCon and the talks.

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PyCon 2012 Sprints

Sprinting after PyCon and my first time working with and contributing to Pyramid.

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Building Python with Subversion 1.7

I ran into a problem when trying to build Python from source after upgrading SVN.

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Local Development for Large Upgrades

Using COW to get a usable local setup when developing upgrade procedures for messy sites.

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Buildout Performance Improvements

Getting a 6-7 fold decrease in zc.buildout run times.

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experimental.broken

Graceful handling of broken interfaces and components in the ZODB.

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Making easy_install play nicely with multi-arch

How to help extensions built with easy_install find Debian/Ubuntu multi-arch libraries.

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$300 Ticket for Plone Conference 2011

My old boss has a ticket to Plone Conference 2011 that he can’t use afterall.

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Looking for Projects and/or a Team

I’m available for work and am interested in contract/consultant projects or a position with a team.

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Centralized Git-SVN mirror

For those of us using lots of “git svn clone”s, is any sort of central mirror worth it?

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Ratpoison is Dead, Long Live StumpWM

Replacing ratpoison with StumpWM.

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Using Functional Tests for Profiling

Use your functional tests with zope.testing/zope.testrunner to do easier profiling.

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Grab Bag of git/svn stuff

Using gitify to pretend everyone has already switched

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Moving to San Francisco

I’m finally relocating myself to the city!

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Ratpoison under Gnome

Configuring ratpoison as Gnome’s window manager preserving all the Gnome goodness.

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Cioppino Sprint

I’m back home after the west coast sprint formerly known as the Tahoe sprint, plone.net is now on plone.org, and I can spell Cioppino without looking it up.

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Migrating a blobstorage

Addressing the “ZODB.blob WARNING (PID) The lawn blob directory layout is deprecated due to scalability issues on some file systems, please consider migrating to the bushy layout.” warnings.

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Trying out Chameleon

My experiences with Chameleon, testing compatibility and z3c.form

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Does the Tool Really Deserve the Credit?

When we rave about a tool being superior because we used it to solve a given problem, is it really the tool or the familiarity with the problem we gained in learning to use the tool?

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ExtensionClass ZODB Migration Script

A "bin/instance run" script for updating ExtensionClass instances pickles in the ZODB. Useful to apply Hanno’s pickle patch.

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Dogfood Dinner Bell

It’s that time again to upgrade my Blog to the latest Plone.

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TTW Dexterity Vocabularies

First report from the Tahoe Sprint working on user-enterable vocabularies in the schema editory.

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AT Relation Field

Working with David Brennan on two-way references and relationships

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testbrowser Patches

collective.testcaselayer 1.2 includes some patches for functional browser testing

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collective.gsqi

A grab bag of patches to GS and portal_quickinstaller

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collective.formcriteria folder_contents

Managing content with collections

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collective.contemplate

Add content from existing content templates

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GSML

GenericSetup import hadlers ala ZCML directive handlers

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GPG Key Transition

I’m now using a new and more secure OpenPGP key

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LDAP, Certificates and Buildout, oh my!

Bringing LDAP and SSL/SASL/TLS certificates into the buildout fold

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bbdb.gmailfilter

GMail filters from emacs BBDB

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Stagger supervisord

Poor man’s supervisor program startup delay

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collective.formcriteria

Ready for beta testers!

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Plone 4 Framework Team

Why I’m excited to have been selected

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Bristol Performance Sprint Post-Mortem

Functional benchmarking plus buildbot

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Emacs tips: Navigate CamelCase

M-f, M-b, M-d, <M-backspace> over camelCase!

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Functional Benchmarking Accessibility

More progress on load test benchmarking

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At the Plone Performance Sprint

In Bristol helping make Plone go faster

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New membrane and remember Maintainer

Rob Miller announced today that I’ll be the new maintainer

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collective.securitycleanup

GenericSetup handlers to restore Zope security to defaults

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Evaluating Add-Ons

What is the risk of adding a given dependency?

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Balancing DRY and Readability

Some complexity belongs in your editor/IDE

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Community Introspection

Same risks and rewards as for the individual

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Nonprofit Software Development Summit

3 brilliant days with cracked out LAMP folks

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collective.catalogexport

Use ZCatalogs as export sources

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Running Tests in Egg Buildouts

A quick note about a gotcha with plone.recipe.zope2instance.ctl

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collective.slideshowfolder

Somtimes useful extensions to Products.slideshowfolder

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collective.redirect

Administer redirects to internal or external URLs using Link like content

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My Borrowed World Plone Day

How I crashed Donna Snow’s presentation

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Cloud Busting

What does it mean to be a good cloud citizen?

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Fine-Grained PM on Small Projects

Increasing control while reducing project management costs

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Testbrowser Redirects with Fragments

Using zope.testbrowser when a redirect URL includes a fragment

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Re-using SSH Connections

Automatic master SSH connections for sharing and multiplexing

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Spaces in User Names and psvn.el

Handling SVN user names with spaces in emacs’ svn-status.

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Strange Critters

A few strange critters I ran into hiking

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Foxglove

White foxglove from East Ridge Road in Big Basin.

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Eagle Rock View

Faux panoramic from Eagle Rock in Little Basin

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Adding testbrowser Form Inputs

Mock dynamic form inputs with zope.testbrowser

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collective.formcriteria

User enterable search criteria forms for collections/topic/smart folders.

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Buildout - One Zope2 Build

I can share one Zope2 build between all buildouts

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Aerobie AeroPress

Who knew the best coffee maker would come from a toy company?

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collective.testcaselayer

Use test cases as zope.testing layers

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Products.PDBDebugMode Egg

I’ve eggified my post_mortem debugging tool

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Debugging with MockMailHost

Using the mock MailHost on a real instance

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rpatterson.mailsync

OfflineIMAP, mswatch, and Gnus integration for realtime mail

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z3c.persistentfactory

Persistent instance method ZCA factories

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Hotel internet on Ubuntu

TCP window scaling and broken routers

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Is python-openid 2.0.2 broken

an upgrade broke openid login

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ZopeTestCase and packages

Please put ZopeTestCase out of my misery

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Emacs, pdb, and zip_safe eggs

restoring pdbtrack grace to zipped eggs

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Screen Sessions at Boot

start screen sessions during init

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RSS Comments

an OOTB substitute for email notification

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Site-Wide Spell-Checking

spell-checking web spiders

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Installing Add-Ons TTW

point-and-click installation of Plone extensions

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Plone 3 RSS

modifying the RSS output

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About this Site

the why and how of building this site

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zc.buildout

Contributed fixes

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z3c.repoexternals

Generate svn:externals from trunks in a repository

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z3c.recipe.ldap

deploy an OpenLDAP server

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z3c.recipe.egg

working with source distributions

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z3c.offlinepack

pack a ZODB without running Zope

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z3c.gibberish

CSV files of random dictionary words

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z3c.componentdebug

verbose ComponentLookupErrors

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repoze

exploring repoze deployments

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grouparchy.testing

re-use ZODBs for expensive test fixtures

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grouparchy.setuptools

A setup command for uploading a release to SVN

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grouparchy.schema

zope.schema field events and directlyProvided fields

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grouparchy.porter

zope.formlib for large data sets

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grouparchy.login

flexible login, login steps, and single URL login

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grouparchy.index.provider

index provided interfaces

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grouparchy

community group semantics

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Zope 3

Contributed various fixes and features

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Zope 2

Contributed various fixes

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ZEO on EC2

exploring elastic Amazon EC2 ZEO clusters

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S3/SimpleDB ZODB

exploring Amazon S3/SimpleDB ZODB storage

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Products.sharedusers

share member across portals

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Products.cygwinpatch

Zope under cygwin

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Products.ReservedTypes

Control singleton content objects in folders

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Products.QuickLists

Content listing controls and macros

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Products.PortletImage

A simple image link portlet

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Products.Lenses

Provide varied user experiences from the same portal

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Products.InstanceSchema

Per-object, TTW editable Archetypes schemata

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Products.InheritanceUtils

Utilities for inspecting class heirarchy

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Products.ControllerDuplicates

Prevent duplicate submission of CMFFormController forms

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Products.CMFPlacefulWorkflow

GenericSetup export and import handlers

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Plone

Contributed various fixes

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Lisp

I’d love to study Lisp

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z3c.recipe.subprocess

manage daemons and other processes

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Products.remember

Contributed the CMFMember to remember migration path and other patches

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Products.personalities

Remember extensions including a confirmation member type

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Products.contentmigration

Contributed extensions including in-place migration

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Products.UTopic

Extensions to ATContentTypes ATTopic including selectable sort, filtering, and saved searches

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Products.Tags

A tagging implementation where tags are weighted by the number of members who applied them

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Products.Submissions

A framework for member submission content types such as reviews and ratings

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Products.SkinDiffs

A CMF product that helps maintain customized skin objects by generating diffs between skin objects

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Products.PortalTabMenus

Pure CSS nested menus of arbitrary depth from site structure and CMF actions

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Products.PDBDebugMode

postmortem debugging of Zope exceptions

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Products.CMFCapitalProjects

1999-2005: A construction project management application

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