Installing Python modules to your home folder on a Mac

It turns out that by default, on Leopard, Python 2.5 looks at ~/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages for Python modules. The problem is that nothing installs there by default. However, distutils (and setuptools) will read settings from ~/.pydistutils.cfg allowing you to configure some default settings for the install and easy_install commands. After a little bit of work, here’s the final result:

Charting in Numbers is rather disappointing...

So, I bought IWork ‘08 the other day and started playing around with it. I was glad to see they fixed a couple of things with IWork ‘06–there was some bug with gradient fills and tables that ended up leaving a thin line of background near the top edge of the cell… but only when you printed or made the PDF.