[CentralOH] Austin's Thing Of the Month Challenge - RAWR!!!!!!

Austin Godber godber at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 17:34:36 CET 2010

Ok, I was hoping only a single mail would elicit a response.

Today's suggested Thing of the Month is JSON:


Any takers today?  C'mon ... look at all the arguments to .dumps!
 Seriously, someone should explain this!  "check_circular"?  Thats worth at
least one diameter/radius/pi joke.  How can you guys pass this up?

I won't send daily emails since that would be TOO annoying.  I am trying to
seek the _perfect_ level of annoying.


On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:06 AM, Austin Godber <godber at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am writing my summary for the next meeting at the moment and then I
> thought to myself, "I wonder if anyone wants to give a Thing Of the Month
> talk, maybe I should send an email."  Then I thought, "I bet no one will
> reply".  Then I thought "If I threw something out there, as a challenge
> like, maybe someone would take it up."  So my plan is now this:
> I am going to send out a Thing of the Month challenge topic suggestion ever
> day, starting today, until someone accepts the challenge.  The person who
> accepts the challenge will have to prepare and give a brief presentation at
> the next meeting, Monday December 6th (NOTE SPECIAL DATE).
> So, without further delay, today's Topic Challenge is:
> tempfile: http://docs.python.org/library/tempfile.html
> I would like to encourage members who have not yet presented to give it a
> try.  The presentation can be as brief as you want, and should, ideally, be
> about 15 minutes (I think my virtualenv talk was a bit too long), up to 30
> minutes, but as short as you can meaningfully convey some information.
> Austin
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