The Blog by Joshua Works
Writings of general & great interest. A blog from the worldly web developer, covering liberal arts topics like design, internet, science, media, culture, computers, snacks and other random curiosities that a wider audience may enjoy.
USA2 by Joshua Works
America, circumnarrated. In the summer of 2003, I hit the road and spent 75 days traveling all across the USA (and a few detours into Canada) and kept a well-documented journal of the experience. This travelogue is the result of that ultimate roadtrip.
Ramblings by Joshua Works
A personal diary, of a sort. My original online journal, I started Ramblings in 2002. Here I write about my personal & family life, milestones in the life of my baby boy Jack, and other things notable to family & friends. The bulk of the archives are from college - the inane babblings of a creative, shy college guy.
Latest combined entries
New to Django 1.2 comes model validation, which allows you to define a clean() method directly on your model to perform custom validation on each save() of that model.
To keep things nice and DRY, it’s often desirable to reuse the fields from the django.contrib.localfavor app ...
Late last year there was a meme, likely started by Mark Pilgrim’s Essentials, 2008 post, on the indispensable software people use. Through a series of posts, I discovered a handful of terrific desktop & web applications that I’d never heard of before. Since then, I’ve been wanting to ...
Growing up in the small town of Humboldt, KS, there was this little welding shop. It was just a two-man operation, there in the late 80s, building trailer hitches for ranchers and farmers. The hitch they made was something different, the first real innovation in that industry. Over the past ...
Worksology is back! You’ve missed me, yes?
This redesign has taken more than three years to come to fruition. In the meantime, the site has been either completely broken or nothing more than a cold “on hiatus” message. In fairness, I’ve been busy: getting engaged & married, settling into ...
We’ve been eating sooooo good here in Austin.
On Sunday, for lunch, we ate at a little South American restaurant, Dona Emilias, just across the street from our hotel, where they were serving a Sunday brunch. Amazing. Best meal ever. Stewed pulled pork. Some crazy rice thing. Lox. Sausages ...