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I'm Dave - a software guy from Pittsburgh.

I was lucky that my mother's employer had the money and the good sense to afford a DEC PDP-11 when those old Unix dorm refrigerators cost a hundred grand before they were deprecated and replaced by linux boxes in slow motion.

That old Unix box, plus my mother's decades-ahead-of-its-time WFH arrangement, which included an IBM PC XT that would run DOS and later Windows, was the bedrock of my education. I'd borrow that PC in the evenings and weekends to hack and learn on DR-DOS and the like.

That old DEC would jump-start my career in computer science, along with my trusty Atari ST.

The Atari ST, in particular, was just a poor man's Macintosh at the time, and it ran much of the same software from programming languages to MIDI.

My open source work began around Y2K, most likely on a plane between Boston, Seattle, and Pittsburgh. Twenty years later, the documentation in section 6.1 on page 19 still mentions my boilerplate servlet as if that were innovation.

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    Python REST Client Login, JWT Auth, and Pagination of result sets for any PostgREST server serving a PostgreSQL database

    Python 27 2

  2. flasgist flasgist Public

    Flask using Github's gist as blog data store

    HTML 12 1

  3. word_count_histogram word_count_histogram Public

    A simple visual word count histogram in ten lines of python code.

    Python 7 3

  4. fizzbuzz fizzbuzz Public

    A satirical take on the fizzbuzz nonsense

    Python 3

  5. github_issues_report github_issues_report Public

    Generate a Github Issues report for repeated (cron) consumption via HTML email

    Python 3

  6. zegibl zegibl Public

    ZeGiBl (sounds like legible) is a portmanteau of ZeptoJS, Gist, and Blog. ZeGiBl relies on Github Gists for CRUD actions on blog posts and relies on client-side JavaScript to render gists. ZeGiBl u…

    JavaScript 1