I am Hamish Downer, a wookie programmer and sys admin, hence foobacca.
- API (python/django) for a content hub for IDS
- dye (Deploy Your Environment) (python) – a set of script for deploying Django applications, along with a project cookiecutter. It ended up being slightly too tied to our internal project and server set up to be widely reusable, but there’s some good stuff in there.
More on my own time I’ve been obsessed with mail clients including coding for sup (ruby) and some tools around notmuch including notmuch-abook and afew (both python). I also made a pebble watchface called very fuzzy time (using C) – so my watch will sometimes say it is “two ish” or “getting on for five”.
As well as this blog I used to blog on wordpress and have written a number of blog posts for Aptivate. And in the days before blogs (1998-99) I spent a year travelling across Asia, writing emails as I went.
I have given a few conference talks including:
- reducing page sizes with Django – PyConUK 2013
- OOD Rules (object oriented design rules) – PyConUK 2015 – video of talk
I also often take notes at conferences.
In the virtual world I can be found on:
Reuse my stuff – all blog posts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.