DARKNESS AT THE END OF TIME (AP): The increasingly infamous "Twisted" internet infrastructure suite from Twisted Matrix Laboratories got another revision today, at version 0.9.1. During a routine rearranging of the web-site in preparation for the release, the software's much touted "ability to destroy the sun" was accidentally triggered, causing the star at the center of our solar system to implode violently and extinguish itself. Prepared for just such an eventuality, Chris Armstrong -- a spokesperson for Twisted Matrix -- announced that the "enterprise edition" of Twisted-0.9.2 will "come packaged with three free `ability to restore the sun' support incidents, for the modest price of 3 quintillion standard galactic credits".
While many were quick to cast the solar vandals in a poor light, a little-known, but influential, political group, the "Pittsburgh Society of Underwriters", promptly made a public statement in Twisted's defense; that "far graver threats to freedom and whitespace exist than those within our small planetary orbit". A spokesperson for the group, identified only as "Tim" said at a press conference (in a twangy, metallic voice), "Space holds a terrible power".
Chief Reality Engineer Allen Short could not be reached for comment, but sources close to the Matrix claim he was off-planet, visiting Hornclausica IV, the enigmatic homeworld of Prolog programmers.
This release contains a few bugfixes for twisted.spread, a more stable spreadable webserver, an actually functional IRC server. Additionally the tm.com website has been reorganized slightly (finally pythonic.org has a different frontpage... ^_^).
I'd like to ask that anybody looking for something fun to do with twisted start trying to break pb, especially its security. I'm curious how it will hold up to a real focused onslaught.
Until next time...
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