This extension means that I never have to manually open a bunch of files that match a pattern again!

Check out Open Multiple Files

on 2023-12-05 15:41:13+00:00

My talk from Refactr.Tech is now live on YouTube.

Listening back I feel like I was a little aggressive, however I'm super happy with the overall vibe of the talk.

I definitely hope to give the talk again in the future.

on 2023-12-05 00:19:11+00:00

Building projects you don't think anyone uses is way more fun when you have so many people helping! Render Engine had 5 new contributors this month.

Should out to:

I hope to continue improving Render Engine and start providing more examples of be being used in different ways

on 2023-11-21 17:23:25+00:00

create a pre-release for your project using the gh cli

gh release create <VERSION> --generated-notes -p

the release version of this command is without the p.

on 2023-11-17 02:05:35+00:00

Reminder that if you're deploying an app with a cli... if you want to be able to python -m call that app... You'll need to add a to your project.

on 2023-11-17 01:50:27+00:00

I wrote a little about my US Conference City Diversity Metric. You can find it on the Black Python Devs Blog -

on 2023-11-11 22:05:55+00:00

The last interview in this DjangoCon perspectives, I sat down in Panda Studios with @AutomationPanda and we talked a bit about the benefits of the conference local to you and the feelings of Keynoting for your hometown crowd!

on 2023-11-02 17:11:27+00:00

In this interview, I chat with my amazing friend Felipe de Morais, CoFounder of AfroPython.

Felipe shares how both Brazilian and US Python communities can learn from one another what it means to see folks that look like you on the stage and around the conference.

on 2023-11-01 13:57:22+00:00

In this interview, I talk with Ryan Cheley who flew across the country to give his first conference talk about contributing to the Django Project for the first time.

Ryan gave a great talk about success, failure, more failure, and more success.

on 2023-10-31 11:47:17+00:00

The second video from the perspectives of #DjangoConUS, I interview Peter Baumgartner, founder of long-time sponsor Lincoln Loop.

We talk about some of the benefits from the sponsor perspective.

on 2023-10-29 18:59:14+00:00

I'm happy to begin sharing some of the perspectives of some folks that I interviewed at #DjangoConUS.

Let's start with the Django Software Foundation President Chaim Kirby who has a fantastic announcement about his plans for next year!! Check it out on the #PythonCommunityNews Youtube Channel!

on 2023-10-26 13:47:00+00:00

I had a wonderful time at #DjangoConUS. I'm hoping they'll consider Raleigh again and I would love to learn more about this very underrated city.

Black Python Devs at the Ice Cream Social

on 2023-10-21 18:22:21+00:00

My mania is in full swing and I've been creating a bunch of things. So instead of copy/pasting like I've been doing... I made this cookiecutter template for faster project scaffolding.

on 2023-10-06 17:59:03+00:00

Been thinking about a lot about how I can take a more "Ghibli" approach to the things that I work on.

on 2023-10-02 15:33:59+00:00

ArjanCode's video on what's coming to 3.12 has me so pumped!

on 2023-09-30 15:19:40+00:00

I've been working with Mario Munoz to get render-engine ready for it's next stable with initial support for theming and slightly improved docs!

Thanks for your help Mario!

on 2023-09-28 15:19:39+00:00

Join Kathy and I for a fun day to celebrate RelayFM raising $275,000 for St. Jude this year!

We'll be playing Baldur's Gate 3 on my YouTube channel at 1pm ET/10am PT.

on 2023-09-14 16:09:37+00:00

Hoping to make my website more accessible by adding some automated testing. Luckily one of my favorite coworkers gave an amazing talk on this earlier this (I've been putting it off)

on 2023-09-10 15:52:35+00:00

I have this idea to add a setting that can add my git branch name to the title bar of my @code editor window.

It needs 20 upvotes to get on the roadmap.

If you sometimes forget what branch you're on and would like a subtle reminder, give it an upvote

VS Code Feature Request

on 2023-07-17 18:16:00-08:00

I had such a great time hanging with Dawn on the Python Pulse | GitHub Extensions Show and Tell.

on 2023-07-14 23:43:04-08:00

It doesn't happened a lot so I'm still excited when it does. I got a PR accepted into cookiecutter!

It's wierd that I advocate for open source and yet I don't contribute to others' projects as much as I should.

on 2023-07-02 20:03:18+00:00

This new setting in VS Code allows you to auto-add f-strings

on 2023-06-28 15:18:50+00:00

Made my first custom arrow with a little wiggle wiggle. This was the tutorial I used.

Here's the final little animation

Hand-drawn arrow

on 2023-06-28 13:25:35+00:00

Happy I got to demo my SSG at @SanDiegoPython.

on 2023-06-17 18:26:17+00:00

Our goal is to help the Python community make informed decisions in this year's @thepsf election. This video breaks down what the PSF does (and does) do.

on 2023-06-12 15:41:30+00:00

Slowly trying to get back into making YT Shorts - I found out that VS @Code profiles now allow you to select a base language with some settings, snippets and extensions.

on 2023-06-08 16:04:55+00:00

I'm looking forward to chatting with the person they hire for all things @pycommunitynews related -

on 2023-06-06 17:56:33+00:00

The PyCon 2023 Videos are now live on YouTube

on 2023-06-03 17:25:48+00:00

And we're live! We're talking about @thepsf board elections and more in today's live stream.

on 2023-06-02 21:38:41+00:00

All this content around creating opengraph social card and then when I move all the images to azure to speed up the process, I end up not changing my endpoint in the template. 🤦🏾‍♂️

Let's try this link again -

on 2023-05-20 14:07:41+00:00

The first of #PyCon US tutorials from the Microsoft Booth is live and it was our most popular!

Check out @automationpanda talk about #Playwright with Python!

on 2023-05-19 16:50:13+00:00

I really like that I can see my blog publishing via GH Actions without ever leaving VS Code now with the new GH Actions Extension 😎

gh actions extension

on 2023-05-19 05:56:58+00:00

Jacob is an amazing human that ceases to amaze me. I hope to one day be in a position where I can begin planning a life where I can be a benefit to more than myself and immediate family

on 2023-05-15 23:58:08+00:00

Looking at for cross-posting. If this works as expected, this post should be on all the socials that enables cross posting on, including itself and my website.

Disclosure: is a current sponsor

on 2023-05-15 18:31:00-04:00

Another great interview from @pycon for you to check out! Trey Hunner has an amazing gem for people attending conferences. It involves a deck of cards and your hotel lobby!

on 2023-05-11 10:19:36-07:00

Did you know that 76% of PyCon attendees were there for the first time.

I was so happy that Aseda asked what I was doing and kindly agreed to do a super quick interview about her first trip to PyCon US and how it compares to other events she's attended.

on 2023-05-10 05:53:00-07:00

I took the last couple days of my time at @PyCon to interview some folks. They are all available on the @PyCommunity News YouTube channel. Today I want to highlight my conversation with the author of "Automate the Boring Stuff with Python" @alsweigart.

on 2023-05-08 13:21:00-07:00

Planning a bunch of content with Mustafa

on 2023-04-12 13:30:00-07:00

Thanks to @jonafato for finding an RSS bug in Render-Engine

on 2023-04-05 16:13:00-07:00

Working on my PyCon project with Aaron Wislang

on 2023-03-24 10:50:00-07:00

New Short on creating snippets for VS Codes (Beginner)

on 2023-03-13 11:39:00-07:00

Hey I'm giving a talk about dev containers right after I stopped at the container store this afternoon.

container store

on 2023-03-11 18:41:00-08:00

Testing this will work on wifi.

on 2023-03-11 17:07:00-08:00

Speaking this weekend and hanging out at SoCal Linux Expo (SCALEx20).


on 2023-03-08 23:09:00-08:00

Kinda ready for the "not having to be the person talking" stage of my career.

on 2023-02-26 01:09:00-08:00

Testing Partial Collection Uploads Based on Git Diffs

on 2023-02-24 20:29:00-08:00

New Gorillaz Album absolutely my favorite since Demon Days! It's so good!

Cracker Island Album Cover

on 2023-02-24 09:10:00-08:00

Testing mobile push to microblog to website.

on 2023-02-23 06:27:00-08:00

Sometimes finding THE solution isn't the answer because we don't always know what THE solution should be. Instead we should justify why a solution that we found is good enough until a better solution arrives...

We talked about this (kinda and also it's opposite) in Conduit Ep 42.

on 2023-02-22 20:49:00-08:00

The best part fixing something is discovering a test you haven't written yet....

on 2023-02-22 20:47:00-08:00

New Video 📹: I found this VS Code Extension to run tasks from the side bar. There was a minor issue with it but instead of trying something different, I found the fix and made a video (I also filed an issue and submitted a PR).

on 2023-02-22 17:49:00-08:00

New Video 📹: I wanted to make a quick video showing how I add posts to (Including this little post)

on 2023-02-21 21:06:00-08:00

Writing this as a quick video to show how I'm using Drafts to add posts to my microblog.

On Conduit

on 2023-02-21 09:10:00-08:00

Thanks Stephen for the recommendation!

keyboard clean tool

on 2023-02-20 08:35:00-08:00

Why do we keep belts that are too small. Now I have to hold my pants and a belt.

on 2023-02-19 09:41:00-08:00

New Video: Django Software Foundation Accepting Applications for New Django Fellow!

on 2023-02-17 13:48:00-08:00

Did some documentation updates for Render Engine. Really enjoying mkdocstrings.

on 2023-02-16 21:25:00-08:00

Reminder: Not everything you do will traumatize your child... For everything else there is Therapy and you should probably apologize

on 2023-02-16 08:58:00-08:00

Justification for microwave breakfast. If it's the most important meal of the day, something is better that nothing

on 2023-02-16 08:53:47-08:00

RE: Billboard's 50 Best Rappers. It's not bad. It's not right but it's not bad.

on 2023-02-16 04:06:00-08:00

Back on Things 3. Because,idk, MindNode supported it?

on 2023-02-16 04:04:53-08:00

Check if melatonin + prylosec is just secretly meth

on 2023-02-16 03:49:00-08:00

on 2023-02-16 03:45:00-08:00

on 2023-02-16 03:44:00-08:00

The "Thai" Food was good but the heartburn wasn't 8/10

on 2023-02-16 03:43:00-08:00

Your blog only supports posts one minute apart. Is a feature not a bug.

on 2023-02-16 03:39:02-08:00

on 2023-02-16 03:36:00-08:00

Don't publish at 3:36 what can wait until 8:00

on 2023-02-16 03:36:00-08:00

Speaking Tonight at San Diego Python about adding plugin support to Render Engine (coming in the next major update).

on 2023-01-26 16:12:00-08:00

Needing to test my youtube embed plugins, so here is one of my favorite covers

on 2023-01-24 21:20:00-08:00

To the person that got me into pluggy You know who you are...

Thank you... Also you've given me a new hammer.

Hammer hitting nail

on 2023-01-23 19:20:00-08:00

Another wild week of Render Engine Development. I wound up getting Pluggy working in render engine and now even have a plugin for pytailwindcss up and running and started working on another.

on 2023-01-23 04:15:00-08:00

Another custom parser (probably the last one for now as I need to start working on other things).

Hello, Microblog Parser.

This is how I make these posts (Yes including this one!)

I've also added the README to the Extensions Section of the Render-Engine Discussions. I will hopefully be adding more of the content there.

on 2023-01-16 14:25:00-08:00

One of my favorite people I've gotten to meet in the last year.

on 2023-01-16 13:27:00-08:00

In today's mental health corner. I've been feeling some overwhelm as of late and wanted to share a video that helped me a bit. I'll be fine, Just need to defer/drop some things and get back into the groove (hopefully talks on bicep, azd, and devcontainers can help realign my focus).

on 2023-01-16 11:14:00-08:00

The talk I was most excited about giving didn't get accepted to PyCon US this year. That said I'm excited to be able to submit it to other places like JuneteenthConf and Refactr.Tech!

on 2023-01-16 10:35:00-08:00

I'm loving my SSG right now.

Less than 100 lines of code to build out a site that uses on RSS to build out a wonderful landing page (while also hosing my blog and a microblog).

on 2023-01-12 19:28:00-08:00

Just a reminder of how awesome shortcut detective is. I ran into an issue where I somehow mapped ⌘+w to another shortcut. I remembered this app from Irradiated Software. Still works for Big Sur (At least the intel chip one)

Shortcut Detective in Action

on 2021-04-12 00:00:00-07:00

Two entries into my zshrc to make editing my two most edited config files easier on me.

``` " Quickly open my zshrc alias zshrc="nvim ~/.zshrc"

" Quickly Open my vimrc ~NOTE: ~/.config/nvim/init.vim is the default location for neovim (nvim) " The default path for your .vimrc is ~/.vimrc

alias vimrc="nvim ~/.config/nvim/init.vim" ```

on 2021-03-25 09:11:00-07:00

Don't know if I'll use tmux in the future again, but I'm sure I'll thank myself for having this tucked away. At least now it's not in my inbox.

on 2021-03-24 15:21:00-07:00

These notes about how to improve in Hearthstone probably apply in other areas of life:

on 2021-03-24 15:14:00-07:00

@pilotmoon I would love to see pop clip support a "Noguchi" style ordering (Last Used moved to the front) -

Now I'm starting to wish there was a recently used @draftsapp Actions group that does the same thing.

on 2021-03-24 14:46:00-07:00

Testing new cached files allowed

on 2020-12-30 13:14:00-08:00

I posted my first blog post on the Elastic Blog: How to create a video tutorial

on 2020-11-23 15:50:00-08:00

David (A recent guest on the PIT Show) had an excellent conversation with Kourosh Dini about idea management.

It gave me some very NPR Productivity vibes.

on 2020-11-09 08:35:00-08:00

Things I failed at tonight: - Working on Book - Getting Newsletter Post Written - Billable work that I need to finsh to get paid - Finish Scheduling Podcast

Things I did do: - Two Blog Posts - Lot's of Tailwind Changes to site - Couple of good tweets

Can I sleep now?

sleepy duck

on 2020-11-08 23:16:00-08:00

A new idea for a podcast I'm thinking of of is the AntiProductivity Show (Working Title) where I talk with folks that play with Productivity tools to discover the weaknesses in their systems. It's like a productivity show but honest.

on 2020-11-08 23:10:00-08:00

I really wish that NvAlt(NvUltra) and Drafts allowed me to set keybindings so I could match them with my NeoVim Keybindings.

My brain always strikes the keys anyway now.

on 2020-11-08 21:57:00-08:00

Moving the blog to tailwind so the site itself will be horrendous for a bit.

on 2020-10-25 08:24:00-07:00

There are a bunch of great Duck Duck Go Bang Commands! Many that I've gotten used to!

This is an excuse to microblog more but I wanted to share these as a reasource! Let's start with the python list

on 2020-10-22 22:25:00-07:00

I just published a couple of blog posts on the Render Engine Blog. They show a couple of things that I've been doing with my own builds and projects.

on 2020-08-28 16:15:00-07:00

Update to the Bunch Alfred Package. Moved the calling of bunches to the CLI. Also changed the command from b to bunch (Of course you can always change it back).

Also now using Python to call the ruby package. Because of JSON formatting.

on 2020-08-07 06:06:00-07:00

I've been working on the next feature for Render Engine – Pagination.

I do think this will be the last feature for a while. I really need to update docs and tests. I ran into many issues with this one.

on 2020-07-14 15:06:00-07:00

Having fun writing docs for render engine.. Also it has a new home 🏠.

on 2020-07-06 16:31:00-07:00

You can now support my developer work in PIT through GitHub Sponsors.

Sponsoring my work helps me build more tools I use to help developer creators.

on 2020-07-02 09:46:00-07:00

Because I'm not one to expose myself to the arguments, I release my thoughts about Hey and why I'm just not that impressed. On the PIT Bonus Feed.

To listen join the Productivity in Tech Slack channel 24 Hour invite link

on 2020-06-21 19:39:00-07:00

Questionable Content Post for 12 Jun 2020

That's also what we call them. I have a long history of dating white girls. Now I'm happily married to one and we have a beautiful little light-skinned girl. I know the people that follow me don't have a problem, but I always feel obligated to let folks know I'm treat black folks that got a problem with that the same wy I do white folks...

on 2020-06-11 22:07:00-07:00

And just like that if you already have the files that you are requesting, the quickstart will skip that step.

on 2020-06-08 21:33:00-07:00

minor update to render engine. You can now quickly build your setup using render-engine-quickstart.

WARNING this will overwrite any that you have set up.

This should be fixed in some subsequent updates. That and a few other things.

on 2020-06-08 20:58:00-07:00

Been writing more and more because of this. People have mentioned that they have enjoyed getting to know me through my posts.

Well, learn why I do ALL the things I do.

on 2020-06-06 23:19:00-07:00

While I do transcriptions for podcasters as a part of my business, I wanted to share how I generate my base transcription files using AmazonAWS.

on 2020-06-05 11:28:00-07:00

Render Engine v. 2020.5.5 is available with native search functionality. Documentation and blog posts added to task list.

on 2020-05-28 11:26:00-07:00

My Netlify build is trying to load my building structure only because my repo has a requirements.txt. No runtime.txt and no build options. I render content locally and have the output be the only thing that Netlify serves.

This started happening yesterday.

on 2020-05-28 09:55:00-07:00

Put out a newsletter, they said. It'll be quick, they said.


on 2020-05-25 23:58:00-07:00

Funny how you do a newsletter to avoid doing a bonus podcast episode just to do both and about 5 short blog posts all in one sitting..... lol.

on 2020-05-25 23:50:00-07:00

Render Engine Minor Update:

I think I finally fixed the [render engine] feed.

Keyword being "think".

Also I've been working on a lot of things so I'll just drop this here.

on 2020-05-22 15:00:00-07:00


I defintely have an issue if this is how I'm naming blog posts...

on 2020-03-05 14:02:00-08:00

Decided to make a little fun project with Python.

It would use pendulum to give a list of times until the next occurance of a date.

Not done yet, but there is some complexity to make it pretty intuitive.

Keep 👀's out for it.

on 2020-03-02 16:25:00-08:00

Just the beggining but I now have a Coffee Page, that I hope to update regularly. ☕

on 2020-03-02 12:05:00-08:00

Adding todos in my docstrings is a great way to manage things you want to do in your code without you muddying up your project manager.

Of course once you commit to working on them you should really add them to your trusted system.


on 2020-02-26 14:15:00-08:00

Personal site is now using Conversation.JS from!

I've been a long opponent of comments buts I think the MB community is wonderful (and strongly moderated) so I'm taking that chance.

on 2020-02-26 11:07:00-08:00

Very Cool, but like 2 minutes into it. My head was really tired. Still a great #Ally tool for people that need it. May even use to scroll.


Hawkeye - Head Control for Mac

on 2020-02-21 09:33:00-08:00

Been having woes with YouTube with my clients. I do wish there was an IndieWeb version.

Youtube Studio

on 2020-02-21 09:08:00-08:00

I need a brain!! 🧠

brain post

on 2020-02-20 15:29:00-08:00

Not sure which is more important.


on 2020-02-20 11:07:00-08:00

Another test. I will prolly delete these afterwards.

on 2020-02-19 14:21:00-08:00

Testing Mobile Upload. Using Drafts and Shortcuts.

on 2020-02-19 14:13:00-08:00

New Coffee Alert ☕ 🚨 PT's Coffee - Flatlander

PTCoffee1 PTCoffee2

#WhatImDrinking #Coffee

on 2020-02-19 13:16:00-08:00

Fixed a few issues wiht rss on my static site generator. I expect to be posting posting a lot more now. ^_^


on 2020-02-19 10:10:00-08:00

Testing 1, 2, 3

on 2020-02-18 13:41:00-08:00

Creating Rules around your life isn't a way to automate your life or make it mundane. In fact it's a way to ensure that you provide yourself the power and time to make the decisions you both want to do and need to do.

It's a way to prevent others (and yourself) from interfering with your plans.

on 2018-06-04 00:00:00-07:00