Stuff about Python
How to use *args and *kwargs*: http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2008/01/how-to-use-args-and-kwargs-in-python/
I keep my general data files on an NTFS partition that can be accessed via Ubuntu and Windows 7. This includes my python code. Being that the NTFS has rwxrwxrwx for all files, you must use the --exec flag for nosetests in order for it to work.