Thursday, May 07, 2009

nose 0.11

nose 0.11 is here... finally. Only about a year after I wanted to get it out. FOSS development vs toddler is not a fair fight.

There's a lot of cool new stuff in this release. Capture logging messages! Parallelize your test run across multiple processes (except on Windows)! Enjoy fewer bugs!

But the biggest and best new thing is the new documentation, capably edited and structured by Pam Zerbinos and improved by PyCon sprinters Kevin Boers, Tim Hatch, Kumar McMillan, Brant Harris, Kevin Mitchell... and others I'm forgetting (sorry, others!). Sphinx rules!

nose 1.0 shouldn't be far off -- toddler permitting.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get Ready

This is what a McCain Presidency will be like. Every week, every day, careening from cringe to crisis to disaster, like a Red-Bull infused superball fired at a Chihuly exhibit. Oh the colors! The pretty tinkling as the airy-fairy shrapnel of civil society falls among us! Enjoying the show yet, are we?

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Saturday, August 02, 2008


Mom LOUISE, late 30s, and daughter EMMA, pre-teen, sit a kitchen table. Offscreen, a TV is playing MCCAIN's "Celebrity" ad. We hear the announcer intone "The biggest celebrity in the world."

Dad HARRY, late 30s, enters from left, holding three plates of spaghetti. As he puts the plates down and takes his seat, LOUISE picks up the remote and turns off the TV.

What was that?

Another McCain attack ad.

Why is John McCain attacking Britney Spears?

I know! I want to hear about the issues -- health care ...

Gas prices ...

From McCain, and from Barack Obama. I don't want to hear about Britney Spears and Paris Hilton!

Well you know, Mom, I happen to have Barack Obama right here. Maybe he can answer your questions.

HARRY and LOUISE look at her like she's gone nuts. BARACK OBAMA enters from right. He smiles and greets HARRY and LOUISE warmly, shaking their hands.

(Indicates the free chair) May I? (Pulls chair out and sits) So Louise, you're worried about health care?

(Overcoming her surprise)
Uh... Well, yeah. My brother lost his job last year, and now his family has no insurance. What are you going to do to help them, and to keep the same thing from happening to us if we lose our jobs?

I've heard stories just like that from so many people, all over the country. You know over forty million Americans are without health insurance. That's why under my health care plan, every family will be able to get the same insurance that I get as a Senator, at a really good rate -- and if you can't afford it, we'll help you with a subsidy.

What about gas prices? Four bucks a gallon, it's killing me --

This is a real tough one. There's only so much we can do in the short term. Longer term, my energy plan uses conservation and alternative energy to bring prices down and help the environment. But I understand that millions of Americans are hurting now, and we can't wait ten years for fuel-cell cars or offshore drilling to solve our problems. That's why I'm proposing a $1000 tax rebate for every family right now, to offset higher gas and heating prices.

Wow, a thousand bucks, that could go a long way.

That's the idea. Helping folks like you is why I'm running for President, and it's why I approve this message.

What message? (To LOUISE) Who's he talking to?

LOUISE, EMMA and BARACK OBAMA laugh. FADE OUT to BLUE SCREEN showing as they continue to laugh and banter.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

John McCain's lack of judgement


5. judgement - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions[...]


While McCain acknowledged that there was "a massive, colossal intelligence failure" that led up to the invasion of Iraq, he said that other countries had gathered the same, false intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He said that even with that faulty intelligence he felt the war was justified since Saddam Hussein had twice used weapons of mass destruction, broken international sanctions and was "a threat" to the United States.

(via Daily Kos, emphasis mine)

Apparently, they've never met.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

nose 0.10.3 released

nose version 0.10.3 fixes a serious bug found in 0.10.2's nosetests setuptools command, and updates the coverage plugin to be more friendly to other plugins that trigger imports in begin(). Thanks to Philip Jenvey and Ned Batchelder for reporting these issues. As usual, more information can be found on the nose project page.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

nose 0.10.2 released

I'm pleased to announce the release of nose 0.10.2. This release features tons of bugfixes and patches, mostly contributed by users, as well as improvements to custom exception reporting, and official support for jython (svn trunk only, for now).

As usual, more information may be found on the nose project page.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release. I expect it to be the last in the 0.10 series. 0.11 will bring some new builtin plugins, and begin to set the stage for big changes to reporting.

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