You have all probably heard about the Open Source Applications Foundation release of Chandler 0.1. I just downloaded it. I saw it on Mitch's blog a few days ago, but I was SOO immersed in writing a birthday database in Python that I didn't take a close look at Chandler until this morning. To my pleasant surprise, Chandler is written in python for the Mac and even handles birthdays. ;-) It doesn't run without spitting out lots of Python errors along the way, but I can actually understand them now! Hoho. Haha. Python is VERY cool and I'm glad OSAF is using Python. We used it a lot at Infoseek and our team at Infoseek/Digital Garage actually wrote some of the first Japanese language handling for Python.

I'm currently using Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python to learn Python. It's a great tutorial. Thanks for recommending it Sen.. Of course I've bought the numerous O'Reilly books as well.

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and you do know when my birthday is right? :)

The O'Reilly books on Python were rather disappointing, IMO.

Chey: according to Google you turned 33 on May 4, 2002 so... That makes your birthday May 4, 1969, right?

Eli: Just started browsing the O'Reilly books. Frankly, I've been spending most of my time switching between the www.python.org documentation and Dive Into Python so far. It's SOOO much fun and you don't need to be online to do stuff. ;-) I've got X11 and apache running on my machine and they're actually useful now...

If you're looking to spend some money on a dead-tree edition, I would recommend

- http://www.manning.com/Harms/
- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pythonian/
- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pythoncook/ (fairly advanced)

Go Joi! You are never too old to program!! :-)

Is Chandler Wiki software?

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