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Jamie Matthews

@jamie@mtth.org

Web engineer. Director of Engineering Strategy at Certn, Co-Founder, DabApps. Python, Django, etc. Dynamic language and boutique fuzz pedal enthusiast.

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Right. New plan.

Most of the Python crowd are now here. Twitter is a bit of a wasteland. So if you’re here for the Django content, this is the place.

But.. I’m going to resurrect my Twitter account to talk about green energy and solar and EVs and carbon emissions. That crowd doesn’t seem to be here yet, so much.

Let’s see how that goes.

@carlton nice. I always thought User for auth and Profile for other stuff (the way Django docs used to recommend doing it pre-custom-User) was usually fine.

One thing that comes up every time though: lowercasing the email before storing it. Otherwise people get very confused.

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@andrew Rivian R1S maybe?

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Tabs ␉ vs Spaces ␠

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"something deeply important about the early web has been lost, almost certainly unintentionally, along the way: the ability to view the source of the page, make sense of what it is doing and, most importantly, to learn from it."

This isn't just wistful nostalgia. Technologies like htmx (and web components) democratize learning and building. That matters (or should) to everyone.

htmx.org/essays/right-click-vi

Astronaut, heat pump, Sir Tim Berners-Lee!

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Multi-page web apps

🔗 adactio.com/journal/20442

@danielfeldroy first day of reception here too! 💚

Is this the first sign of the pendulum starting to swing away from the ridiculous obsession with bolting static type systems to perfectly good dynamic languages?

world.hey.com/dhh/turbo-8-is-d

Right. New plan.

Most of the Python crowd are now here. Twitter is a bit of a wasteland. So if you’re here for the Django content, this is the place.

But.. I’m going to resurrect my Twitter account to talk about green energy and solar and EVs and carbon emissions. That crowd doesn’t seem to be here yet, so much.

Let’s see how that goes.

Guess what? This is true in Django projects too, but replace “structs” with “models”.

How it started / how it’s going

Solar water heater boost code seems to be working nicely (ignore the boost at 4am, that was a bug, now fixed). Fifty or so lines of Python avoiding a decent chunk of CO₂ emissions. This stuff is so powerful.

Put enough sun in the car today to drive nearly 100 miles.

@andrew I think the distinction between GET and POST is reasonably useful but otherwise completely agree.

@carlton @danielfeldroy I can think of few more important and exciting places to be working! Good luck 🙂

A few times a week I see someone on a Facebook group complaining about a problem with their solar/battery/EV setup, and the answer is very often “one of your CT clamps is backwards”. I always think.. how the hell can electricians get this wrong all the time? It seems incomprehensible and almost unbelievable. Then I look at my MyEnergi app at 10:30pm on solar install day… 🤪🙄

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@revk my panels are going live today, hopefully. Cannot wait to get into this level of detail!

Apparently ChatGPT is just as bad at writing Makefiles as I am.

@paulb 👋🏻 we’re using Ohm Energy based in Hailsham. I had some trouble getting quotes too. I started the process last year! Ohm have been great although not the cheapest. Looking at a heat pump, maybe next year.

Our solar panels have arrived. These will be providing a large proportion of the annual energy for the house, hopefully for decades to come.

@carlton excellent book. Mind expanding.