I am a random anonymous geek whose opinion about any given thing at any given time probably doesn’t mean a whole heckuva lot to anyone in particular. That said, occasionally I can’t help myself and need to spew unassorted thoughts out into the ether. I’m sorry if you came across any of them.

  • Vince

    You commented that you were putting a class of python one liners in the page:

    Is there any chance to see what you have found.

    Regards, Vince

  • m0j0


    What I found is that one-liners are not the way to go with Python. I did find one or two examples that people showed me, but they weren’t anything I would ever recommend doing. Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. The only good purpose served by this article is that it apparently disproved something someone wrote in some python book. I got some feedback saying that “this book said you can’t do one-liners in Python”. That’s provably false:

    python -c “from sys import platform; print platform”

    That said, I did find doing one-liners in Python to be not only cumbersome, but unpythonic anyway.

  • http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/ Eliot

    Hi, as another trying-to-be-somewhat-anonymous geek, I find it interesting when others try to be anonymous among the mostly onymous tech blogging community. Your link to your Twitter account seems to make you less anonymous though. Was that intentional?

  • m0j0

    @Eliot Yeah, it was intentional. I’m only anonymous to the extent that people would have to spend 5 seconds worth of effort to figure out who I am. If you read stuff like the planet python feed, though, my name is right in the title of the post. When I started I made more of an effort to be anonymous, but as time went on I realized it also made things a little less social, and one of the reasons I started a blog in the first place was to foster dialog and interactivity. I’ve learned *tons* from the comments on my blog and emails in response to posts. So, I don’t mind being known, but I still don’t feel the need to paste a billboard with my name on it I guess. 🙂

    By the way, I’ve read your blog in the past and have learned from it. Thanks for that, and keep up the good work. Everyone should write!

  • Lewis Farrell

    Saw your tweet that every ElasticSearch environment you know of has suffered from similar GitHub-like failures. Why do you think that is?