I do not believe in coincidences. But they seem to happen and I do not know how to explain them.
Yesterday I bought a new laptop and gave my old one to my wife for her trip (since it had lots of things setup for her to use). I wanted to move my Firefox bookmarks to the new machine. So I went looking for Firefox extensions. I found a really cool one called FoxMarks. I installed it, uploaded all my bookmarks. Switched to my new machine today and synched up. It was easy. Amazingly easy.
Today I am browsing through my InfoMinder alerts. I go to Dr Dobb’s developer notebook and I see an entry called The Pull on Python Programmers. Shannon Behrens, a Senior programmer at Foxmarks talks about working in the company. That is where this blog title comes from. According to Shannon:
I can’t say enough about Python and agile programming. Piecing together small, well-documented, well-tested pieces of software makes solving big problems easier. Furthermore, I know I can rely on the equation:
(3 weeks of effort) × (1 O’Reilly book) = (some level of domain expertise)
A fellow Pythonista. Nice to know. Also nice to know that
“there’s a gravidic pull on them toward Google in Mountain View”