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Member Since 26 Sep 2000
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In Topic: [web] Good Web Hosting

28 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

Depends on what you need. If you need shared web hosting, then Dreamhost is OK - you get enough elbow room in the shell to make a decent set of tweaks and modifications should they be necessary. I think you can use mod_python, don't know about WSGI.

If you're looking for a decent Python provider, however, you're probably looking at dedicated hosting or a virtual server. I'd start looking at an EC2 Micro instance (free) or an el-cheapo VPS at Linode or Rackspace Cloud. Bear in mind you'll need to bring your own clues to the table as far as setup and administration go.

In Topic: Becoming a freelancer developer

21 July 2008 - 11:50 AM

No. Read FAQ 49: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson49.htm
This is the best FAQ I've ever seen on your site, Tom. This should be required reading before posting here.

In Topic: Non Disclosure Agreement

29 June 2008 - 04:22 AM

This looks reasonable.

In Topic: does ogg BSD license require me to post specific copyright notice?

03 June 2008 - 01:52 PM

No. Generally it'd be in a file somewhere, such as "license.vorbis.txt" or something.

It'd be nice of you to include "This game uses the OGG Vorbis libraries available at http://foo.bar" though. Politeness and all that.

In Topic: Where to now?...

31 May 2008 - 04:00 AM

Original post by Tom Sloper
Original post by Viral_Fury
School only has things in Java (except for AI, Lisp territory)

You're wrong. Look at more schools.

Original post by Tom Sloper
Original post by Viral_Fury
I'm still in high school

We knew that. What's your point?
No offense intended, but this kind of 'tude is a bit unwarranted, Tom. Most high schools have almost nothing for computer programming to begin with, and when they do it usually is all Java because Java is what's used by the Advanced Placement CS courses. While you might be able to find university-level courses that deal with other languages (and should, at most universities), but for a high-schooler this advice is kind of impractical, and the tone you're delivering it with is a bit much for someone who's making a good-faith effort and has apparently shown that he's willing to work on his own a good bit.

Viral_fury: It sounds like you're not quite there with C++, and trying to run (OpenGL, whatever) before you can walk might be a bit much. If I were you I'd give this book a read: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. It'll also have the side benefit of being a decent introduction to the kind of stuff you'll see in college, to see if that's the route you really want to go.