Next up, Webmention.
What to do when it's late at night and your high schooler says his table wasn't able to complete their physics lab today because they were missing equipment, and the teacher said, maybe half jokingly, that they could complete the lab at home if they didn't finish it in class? That's right, you build experimental equipment in your garage.
This is the Interial Balance we built from scratch using two hacksaw blades. It took about about 20 minutes to build and then another 10 to actually run the experiment.
I hope we don't have to "junkyard wars" all of his labs, but this was fun and quick to build.
Building on The Republican race: Five degrees of climate denial, extended to the full seven stages:
It's March 2016 and that means I've been building and maintaining httplib2 for over 10 years. As with most of my best software, httplib2 was initially a rage-based project, fed by my disgust on the state of HTTP client libraries in 2006.
In the past 10 years it's gathered quite a following, with 0.9.2 current being downloaded from PyPI:
37297 downloads in the last day 210596 downloads in the last week 830573 downloads in the last month
I've been programming exclusively in Go for the past four years, and except for the occasional security bug to fix in httplib2 I've avoided using Python like the plague.
So I could go on being a bad package maintainer, or I can hand over the project to people that are more invested in keeping it working. If you are interested in being one of those people please ping me, via email or twitter and I will add you to https://github.com/httplib2. That’s a new github organization, but have done nothing beyond that, I'll leave it up to the new maintainers to decide about forking, importing bugs, etc. from the original project.