I fear enormous traffic lights. On weekdays, I make a website.
How to contact me
For help with Debian packaging, email me at the debian-mentors mailing list. See http://people.debian... for information on that. If you use the mailing list, I'll be less afraid of entirely dropping the ball.
For Python or GNU/Linux help, the best thing to do is to find me on IRC. I hang out on irc.freenode.net as paulproteus a lot -- send me a note in the #jhuacm channel.
ccHost is the software behind ccMixter.org.
Fixed YUI compressor: No longer cause a NameError when looking up value of
JAVA_HOME config option.
A project to convince the world of the importance of auditable elections, and
"Asheesh Laroia wrote the tabulation program (100 lines of Python code) on Friday afternoon."
I started the unofficial :"Linux on Unmodified Xbox" wiki. That got me involved, and then I hung out on IRC and answered people's questions for years.
The "Hard Drive Hot Swap" article was my main contribution to the current Xbox-Linux wiki.
Python module that provides data visualization. It was initially styled after Matlab.
Users of matplotlib's pie graph generator can specify the distance between the center of the pie slice and the text label. This is important for really long labels.
(While interning at Creative Commons in 2006, I used matplotlib to generate graphs. This was my first open source code contribution ever!)
Ubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution focusing on the two Ps: popularity and practicality.
If you are showing off your cool Python project, playerpiano can help. While you mash keys, playerpiano shows your doctests, one by one.
At PyCon 2009, I helped hack out some changes that made it way faster to display colored text to the terminal.
The Universal Operating System
I maintain alpine and a few other packages.
A free software Django app for letting people create galleries of videos on the web, no matter where they're hosted
Contributed much code and made the 1.1.2 through 1.2.1 releases so far.
I have also helped PCF clients who use Miro Community understand technical details behind the scenes, and I maintain the PCF deployment at http://mirocommunity.org/.
Plugin for WordPress that makes it easy to select a Creative Commons license for your site running WordPress software.
A few things:
* Tested WpLicense (the Creative Commons WordPress plugin) against Lyceum, and got JJB to include it by default with Lyceum
* Various bug triage
* Improvements to the LiveJournal importer (because I moved blogs.jhu.edu from LiveJournal to WordPress)
A collection of tools for internationalizing Python applications
In late 2008, while working for Creative Commons, we ran into some missing features in Babel. So I wrote a few patches to implement them. To my glee, they were merged!
In particular, the Python object for a "message" let you set a msgctxt value, but Babel would not save that to the .po file it generated.
Stores and retrieves license information, particularly Creative Commons metadata, in media files such as PDF, PNG, JPEG, MP3, Vorbis, and FLAC.
Took this project over from one CC intern and another Summer of Code student. It's still the best way to comply with the CC license embedding standards.
(That it's still the best is kind of tragic.)
The PDF support could use some improvement....